USAID Disaster Management Program

Indonesia is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, regularly experiencing earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, volcanic eruptions, flooding, and drought. Spread across 6,000 inhabited islands, communities in Indonesia face a numerous different hazards, as well as differing levels of disaster response capacity, posing a challenge to preparing for and responding to disasters. Poverty, population growth, and rapid urbanization exacerbate these vulnerabilities, along with climate change and the resulting changes in rainfall patterns, storm severity, and sea level.