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  • Aid Packages for Evacuees in Wooden Huts

    On 19-21 April, we partnered with local NGO Barakat to distribute aid packages for 123 families who were impacted by flash floods in Lembata, East Nusa Tenggara. The families are those who have to stay in shelters after the Seroja Cyclone caused flash floods that swept out their houses.

  • Aid Packages for Flash Flood-affected Families in Adonara

    On April 24, 2021, IDEP partnered with local NGO YPPS to distribute basic needs packages to 32 displaced families affected by flash floods in Nelelamawangi village, Adonara, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT). The flash flood occurred after Tropical Cyclone Seroja first hit and triggered heavy rains in most areas of NTT in early April. Adonara was one of the hardest affected, with 32 people dead.

  • Amid limitations, Hope for the Twins Remains

    Recently, two children of the couple, Nyoman Noviani and Kadek Astawa experienced seizures. That is one sign that their children have epilepsy. They had long been aware of the illness of these two children. The reason is that since the age of eight months, Nyoman Noviani and her husband have been informed that their two children have seizures. This disease is part of Tika and Tiwi's medical history, namely Cerebral Palsy (CP).

  • Anticipating the Spike in Covid-19 Cases, IDEP and Save the Children Distribute Medical Devices

    When the spike in COVID-19 cases rose in July-August 2021, Bali was one of the provinces with the highest number. Some health facilities have difficulty meeting the needs of medical equipment, both for handling patients and protecting health workers. One example is the need for oxygen. Due to the scarce supply, the need for oxygen was rationed for each health facility. Often, the oxygen rations cannot meet the patient's needs, which continue to grow every day.

  • By Receiving Health Equipment Assistance, Bumi Sehat Continues to Provide the Best Health Service

    The crisis of health equipment often occurs when the number of COVID-19 patients increases. This problem is also experienced by Bumi Sehat Clinic, which has been operated since 2005. "Indeed, we have faced many obstacles and challenges at the clinic, especially since we are also a non-profit," said Erna Lidya, Assistant Public Relations (PR) and Media Team from the Bumi Sehat Foundation.

  • Caring for Seeds, Caring for Life

    During these five years of cooperating with IDEP, farmer groups in Pedawa Village have been able to try variations of vegetable and fruit crops and cultivate them. The variety of seeds they plant provides its advantages because they can implement crop rotation to minimize the arrival of pests and diseases. "It's good that we can exchange seeds because here [IDEP] is a seed bank, so we do not plant one type of plant," said Kadek Suantika, a farmer from Pedawa Village.

  • Caring Forest for the Sustainability of Water and Ecosystem

    Aware of the importance of forests as a water catchment area, encouraged the community in Yehembang Kauh to carry out reforestation at some crucial points, such as river banks and Hutan Belajar areas. Local communities manage this planting area to cultivate various Jembrana endemic plants. IDEP Foundation has supported and accompanied local communities intensively since 2012.

  • Community Role in Tackling Water Crisis in Bali

    Groundwater protection movement in Bali more increase after some community makes an association called Pasraman Air. There are local and national communities involved in this association. Including IDEP as Bali Water Protection (BWP) that contributes to planning and organizing. Pasraman Air: Aji Toya held on April 26 till May 2, 2021.

  • Despite The Pandemic, Education on Water Preservation Continues

    Despite the COVID-19 pandemic impacts on most sectors, including on the Bali Water Protection (BWP) programs. We must continue our efforts of education and outreach to schools for the movement.

  • Disaster Reduction: Start Early, From The Smallest Scope

    Stand in the “Ring of Fire” makes Indonesia frequently struck by earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions. Ring of Fire is an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin. Besides those disasters, Indonesia also susceptible to disasters like flash floods, landslides, forest fires, and so on. Some of those disasters are caused by nature or humans.

  • Discussion to Overcome Groundwater Crisis in Bali

    Community participation is significant to overcome the Bali Watercrisis, so the Bali Water Protection (BWP) held a meeting with stakeholders on Monday, June 28, 2021. The activity which took place at the Taman Baca Kesiman aimed to provide opportunities for community engagement with and contribution to the water crisis management program.

  • Earthquake Karangasem: Emergency Response and Recovery Efforts

    An earthquake with 4.8 magnitudes destroyed East Bali at 04.18 WITA. The earthquake's epicenter occurred on land, specifically Northwest of Karangasem, which had the most severe impact in Ban Village. Furthermore, three villages in Bangli were isolated due to the earthquake and landslide, namely Trunyan, Abangsongan, and Batudinding Villages.

  • Eduforest Study Camping for Youth: Learning to Preserve and Protect West Bali Forest from Hutan Belajar

    To raise awareness on forest preservation and protection, IDEP invited youth groups in Yehembang Kauh village to learn about local biodiversity and the ecosystem in Bali West Forest on May 17-19, 2021. As members of the local community that lives in the buffer zone, understanding the importance of forest role upholds a prominent role particularly for forest protection and preservation. The learning session was held in Hutan Belajar (Edu-forest), a dedicated area of the forest for educational purposes. The Hutan Belajar itself was inaugurated in March 2021.

  • Explore the Forest, then Replicate It

    Floods became a seasonal disaster experienced by the community in Sumberklampok Village. Over time, this disaster got bigger until the worst happened at the end of 2021, which caused several houses to be damaged. Those who live near the forest also experience a crisis of access to clean water. Even more days, the drought present made the water crisis increase.

  • Family Resilience Through Small Family Enterprise

    Earthquakes, liquefaction, and landslides that happened in Central Sulawesi make a lot of damage to infrastructure and fatalities. Emergency response is not enough. Post-disaster condition is also important because it impacts to community existence, such as social, economic, ecological, and psychology. Therefore, recovery and rehabilitation efforts in post-disaster are really important.

  • First Aid to Our Resilience


    Community resilience effort is really important, in terms of physiology, social, economy, as well as ecology. Same with anticipation of disasters itself. So in March 2021, IDEP Foundation and Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI) were trying to develop the capacity of strengthening Disaster Management Community Groups (KMPB) in Central Sulawesi. This preparedness effort was implemented by giving some training about the technique of first aid and victim evacuation.


  • Gardens of Hope: From the South Coast Karst Hills of Yogyakarta to the Eastern Edge Villages of Java

    At the end of 2019, IDEP team members visited groups of tobacco farmers in two regencies, Jember Regency in East Java and Gunungkidul Regency on the southern coast of the Special Region of Yogyakarta. In these two regions, there are two tobacco villages through which we passed through, and by 2020, there were three villages we visited.

  • How Tianyar Farmers Have Become Adaptive in a Barren Place

    Hot and dusty weather was felt when we arrived in Tianyar Village, Karangasem, on June 22 2021.  Despite the barren land, the lack of water and the sun's scorching heat, amazingly, this village has been able to implement permaculture systems. These problems are  precisely the reason why they have implemented permaculture and now that they are slowly being solved, the village is even able to increase community income.

  • Hutan Belajar: Being Harmonious Through Education and Conservation


    Begins with concern over the land-use change in West Bali Forest, IDEP Foundation and Basebali created the Hutan Belajar program to save the forest through conservation and education. After more than nine years, both local organizations were fighting for forest conservation in the West of Bali. It started from the Hutan Sekolah program which had a positive response from the local community, then continued in a bigger program called Hutan Belajar.


  • IDEP Relief Post Provides Support to Traders after Fire at Blahbatuh Market

    Blahbatuh Traditional Market in Gianyar, once bustling with activity, has now come to a complete stop: the fire that occurred on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, burned the market and all its contents to the ground. With their stalls – their livelihoods – suddenly vanished, hundreds of traders are left wondering how they will survive. Officers are still looking for the original source of the fire.


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