Indonesia: Faith-Based Organizations Share Their Experience in Responding to COVID-19

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02 Sep 2020
Local capacity, COVID-19, Epidemics & pandemics, Health, NGOs, Protection, Social protection

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) together with Humanitarian Forum Indonesia (HFI), an umbrella organization for 17 Indonesian faith-based groups, and Christian public health organization Yakkum Emergency Unit (YEU) organized a webinar on the roles of faith-based organizations in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Indonesia, religious leaders and faith-based organisations have played a crucial role in supporting the authorities in tackling the spread of COVID-19. Religious leaders can use their influence with the community to assist in public health education while faith-based organizations provide logistical support and health services.