COVID-19 Pandemic Response: Indonesia

Support local nonprofits responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia


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In July 2021, the delta variant caused COVID-19 cases to skyrocket dramatically in Indonesia, with confirmed cases per day increasing 700% in just a few weeks.

The country has surpassed 4 million confirmed cases to date with 140,000 confirmed deaths. The surge in cases is overwhelming Indonesia’s healthcare system. Patients face a limited supply of oxygen concentrators in some hospitals, causing even more lives to be lost.

Give2Asia is partnering with trusted nonprofit organizations to support frontline health workers and institutions responding to the pandemic.

FEATURED PARTNERS (partial list)

Our local NGO partners in Indonesia include: 

Project HOPE 

Project HOPE is global health and humanitarian organization operating in more than 25 countries. Some of the work Project Hope in Indonesia has been conducted are Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Training programs implemented in 25 hospitals in 7 regions; Mental Health and Resiliency Training; COVID-19 Response and Preparedness Training; and the distribution of PPEs.

Project HOPE is well positioned to continue response efforts focused on COVID-19 prevention and treatment, including expansion of healthcare workers and frontline personnel training, scale-up of COVID-19 testing and contact tracing, PPE and supply distribution, infection prevention and control activities, and hygiene promotion. The immediate needs are:

  • Providing essential PPEs and medical equipment (oxygen concentrators, high flow nasal cannula, testing supplies, etc.)
  • Training to FHWs on Infection Prevention Controls
  • Public Awareness Raising on prevention and vaccines
  • Mental Health and Resiliency of Healthcare Workers

Human Initiative

Human Initiative is a Indonesian charitable organization engaged in sustainable development and relief assistance programs. They provide relief assistance in the form of food, clothing, shelter, health services and educational facilities, and implementation of sustainable development projects. Their COVID-19 activities include providing:

  • Food and vitamins for health workers
  • Mobile Labs PCR BSL-2
  • Ambulances
  • Medical equipment
  • Medical supplies
  • Respirators for hospitals
  • Hygiene kits
  • Food ration distributions to low-income families

IDEP Foundation

Yayasan IDEP is an Organization based in Bali, which focuses on Emergency Response, DRR, Sustainable Development, and Media Development. Since the start of the pandemic, IDEP Foundation has been supporting communities in Bali on:

  • Sanitation packages for COVID-19 Task Force working at the community level
  • Sanitation packages for FHWs and families
  • Food rations for to women-headed households and to communities in nine Districts of Bali
  • Awareness-raising on COVID-19 prevention

Lentera Kesehatan Nusantara (LKN)

LKN Foundation manages several health projects focused on community empowerment and advocacy. To address the current Covid-19 crisis, LKN is providing:

  • Cash donation support for informal workers
  • Mental health care
  • Medical equipment to hospitals within the LKNU network
  • Capacity building and equipment support to frontline healthcare workers

East Bali Poverty Project (EBPP)

Yayasan Ekoturisme Indonesia, known as The East Bali Poverty Project (EBPP), is a non-profit organization helping the thousands of people who live in abject poverty without water, sanitation, roads, schools, health facilities, and electricity in East Bali. In response to COVID-19, EBPP is providing:

  • Food distribution for malnourished children
  • Drinking water distribution
  • PPE distribution
  • Online physiotherapy for the disabled
  • Hygiene kit distribution


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Give2Asia recently published a progress report on COVID-19 relief efforts from January 2020 to July 2021. You can also read our previous report.

Photos courtesy of Dedy Istanto

About Give2Asia

Give2Asia is a trusted partner for international philanthropy and the leader in donor-advised giving to the Asia-Pacific. Our mission is to strengthen communities in Asia by making cross-border giving easier and more effective. Since 2001, Give2Asia has facilitated more than $420 million of charitable grants across 23 countries. Give2Asia is a US-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Oakland, California with offices in Beijing and in-country experts across the Asia-Pacific region.