Indonesia

Photo: Jim Holmes

Indonesia is spread across an archipelago of more than 17,500 islands and is home to 240 million people, making it the world’s fourth largest country by population. More than half of the population lives in poverty.

Oxfam is also working in Papua, an Indonesian territory occupying the western half of the island of New Guinea. Papua ranks as the poorest and most politically marginalised region of Indonesia.

Oxfam New Zealand in Indonesia

Improving livelihoods

  • Supporting the local economy
    JPA-Flores works with poor rural communities in Nusa Tenggara Timor Province, helping to them to establish sustainable agriculture and to participate effectively in the economy.
  • Supporting Fairtrade
    The majority of Indonesians live in poverty because of an unjust economic system. With the support of Oxfam New Zealand, Forum Fairtrade Indonesia is working to promote Fairtrade practices to producers and consumers.

Gender justice

  • Gender justice
    Oxfam works with the Women’s Association for Justice (APIK) in the West Nusa Tenggara Province and the city of Makassar in campaigning and advocating for women's rights. APIK is also fighting to stop domestic violence and to protect the human rights of Indonesian workers overseas and eliminate human trafficking.
  • Supporting women
    Meet Beauty Erawati, founder and director of Oxfam's key partner in Indonesia, APIK NTB.
  • A new start
    Find out how APIK NTB are helping women like Genik make a new start in life to support themselves and their families.

Emergency response

  • Tsunami emergency reponse in Aceh and Nias
    Oxfam is working in Aceh and in Nias to provide relief to tsunami victims in some of the worst affected areas. We are providing water, sanitation, food, shelter and non-food items. More than 270,000 people have benefited so far from Oxfam programmes.

Country profile

Indonesia is vulnerable to natural disasters, internal conflict and economic crises and has suffered unprecedented turmoil in recent years.

Our partners in Indonesia

Oxfam New Zealand works closely with a number of key partners in Indonesia, supporting a wide variety of services to improve the lives of people living in rural communities. Discover more about the organisations that are bringing about real difference to people's lives.

Oxfam Unwrapped in Indonesia

By buying a gift from Oxfam Unwrapped you can help support our work in Indonesia. Take a look at Oxfam Unwrapped's gifts with a difference and help lift people out of poverty, for good.