Disasters upon Disasters
Indonesia is prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions with droughts, flooding, and mudslides expected to worsen due to climate change. Currently, nearly 70% of low-income housing is built by the families themselves rather than by the government or private developers.
declining trend. Due to the dense rural nature of parts of the Java, Bali, Lombok, and parts of Sumatra, poverty can be classified into rural and urban poverty. Urban poverty is prevalent in not only in Jabodetabek, but also in Medan and Surabaya.
Almost 25 million Indonesian families live in urban slums with many others settling along railway tracks and riverbanks, and on streets.
Key facts & figures
· Population: Over 258.3 million
· Urbanization: 53.7 % live in cities
· Life expectancy: 72.7 years
· Unemployment rate: 6.2 %
· Population living below poverty line: 11.3 %