Statement on the World Humanitarian Day 2014

As we celebrate World Humanitarian Day, I salute those who respond to crises and work tirelessly to save people in times of deep distress and danger. Read

BPS, BNPB and UNFPA host national seminar on using Population Baseline Data for Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Response

Jakarta, 27 November 2013 — UNFPA, the United Nations Populations Fund, has worked with BPS-Statistics Indonesia and the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) to develop a robust Population Baseline Data System that will bolster the capacity of national and sub-national authorities to prepare for and respond to disasters and emergencies.

World Humanitarian Day Message

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin: Earlier this year, I met Muneera Sha’aban in Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan. A 65-year-old midwife, Muneera retired years ago, but every day at 6 am, she embarks on the two-hour bus journey from Jordan’s capital, Amman, to the camp near the Syrian border. Read

Agencies agree to share data for disaster management: UNFPA facilitates agreement between BPS and BNPB

A data-sharing agreement signed today by BPS–Statistics Indonesia and the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) paves the way for further inter-agency collaboration, and offers the promise of population data that will inform Indonesia’s preparation and response to humanitarian situations, said UNFPA Representative Jose Ferraris. Read

UNFPA assists during Jakarta's January floods

On 17 January 2013, UNFPA received a formal request from the Ministry of Health’s Directorate for Maternal Health to assist in meeting affected populations’ need for hygiene kits, particularly those of vulnerable groups, such as women of reproductive age, pregnant women, post-delivery women, and newborn babies.

UNFPA Supports BNPB-BPS Collaboration on Population Data for Disaster Management

JAKARTA— The availability of data is critically important during all phases of a humanitarian crisis. Accurate data are the cornerstone of effective emergency preparedness, and can be applied towards conflict prevention, emergency relief, and the rehabilitation and reconstruction process. Read

Press release: UNFPA assists pregnant women displaced by Indonesian volcano

Tens of thousands of pregnant women are among the 320,000 people uprooted by two recent eruptions of Mount Merapi in Central Java, Indonesia. To protect their health, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, has provided medical supplies to four affected districts and is giving technical assistance in delivering reproductive health services. Read

Mini grant unites the community to support pregnant women and saves lives

JAKARTA, 07 April 2005 - Knowing the signs of high risk pregnancies and helping pregnant women reach a nearby community health centers (puskesmas), equipped with minimum obstetric care on time are important to ensure safe pregnancy and childbirth. Read