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Country Profiles: LWR in Indonesia

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LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF (LWR) began working in Indonesia following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, addressing both emergency and long term development needs. Indonesia remains one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, with millions of people affected annually by earthquakes, landslides, floods and tsunamis. Poor, rural communities have few resources to prepare for or mitigate the effects of these hazards and even fewer resources to recover. Recognizing that effective development helps mitigate the impact of such hazards, LWR works to build community resilience through improving livelihoods, food security, climate change adaptation, and disaster risk reduction. LWR currently works in the provinces of Aceh, North Sumatra and Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT).

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