Journalists are among those who stand at the frontline—often without proper Personal Protective Equipment—to bring us the latest updates on the pandemic. As of now, hundreds of Indonesian journalists have been exposed to COVID-19. Many have lost their only source of income.
The Australia-Indonesia Centre and the Monash Herb Feith Indonesian Engagement Centre have partnered in an effort to assist our friends, family and colleagues in Indonesia as they battle a new wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Below is a listing of fundraisers and petitions set up to support Indonesia. If you are aware of additional projects that should be added to the list below, please get in touch.
I am an Australian who used to live in Indonesia and, with my friend Didin, I have been raising money to support our friends in the trans community in Yogyakarta who have been affected by Covid19.
Nurses are the most vulnerable members of Indonesia’s health workforce. They have intensive direct contact with Covid-19 positive patients while often lacking the financial security of many other professional health workers.
USC nurses are donating and raising funds to support our colleagues working at the COVID frontline in Indonesia. We are partnering with Karima Healthcare to purchase supplies needed for hard working volunteers and healthcare workers to continue their work in communities hit hard by COVID-19.
This initiative will allow us to support disadvantaged communities in West Java and Central Kalimantan, where more than 50% of the population live below the poverty line
As a developing nation, the Indonesian & Balinese governments have not been able to deploy widespread, effective aid programs to help the mostly poor families that populate the province. In response, many independent, grassroots efforts have sprung up to try and direct food and other resources the most vulnerable people there.
As members of the Australian academy with deep connections to and knowledge of Indonesia, we wish to express our increasing and profound concern about the pandemic crisis currently unfolding across Indonesia.