total population 270 million (2021)
between 500,000 and 1 million people died as a result of a failed Military coup in 1965
In 2004 the Boxing Day Tsunami killed approx. 167,000 people in Banda Aceh alone
religious minorities are frequent victims of discrimination and persecution
CIVIL WAR AND NATURAL DISASTER
The 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami decimated several parts of Indonesia leaving thousands of victims traumatised, injured and homeless. The devastating event left many without work, while entire villages were literally washed away. The Tourism Industry and the economy is still recovering and progress has now been delayed due to Covid restrictions. Many in the hardest hit regions, such as Aceh province still suffer from high levels of PTSD.
Religious minorities are also frequently the victims of discrimination and persecution across Indonesia.
Our Planted for Purpose Trauma Healing and Reconciliation Course is now being used to bring hope and restoration to the people of Indonesia.