COVID-19 Assistance in Indonesia

Content Manager • 12 June 2020

     Philanthropic activities for handling COVID-19 are different from previous disasters. Now there is a more risky and broad impact. Why? 

     Until mid-May 2020, the amount of donations for handling COVID-19 reached Rp 681 billion. That includes the Indonesian Philanthropy or Filantropi Indonesia notes delivered at the Philanthropy Learning Forum, Friday, May 16, 2020.

    The online forum on the topic of COVID-19 Assistance Ethics and Accountability, also revealed that the amount of donations was recorded from 467 philanthropic activities during the period February-May 2020. 

      Another note that also deserves attention is the fact that most of these philanthropic initiatives are not well coordinated. As a result, it has not been able to bridge the gap between the needs and the types of assistance available. 

      During the period, 101 donations and 366 fundraising initiatives were recorded. The initiative was carried out by philanthropic / non-profit organizations, companies, communities and individuals. 

     Some aid was allocated to support logistics and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for medical personnel and food ingredients affected by the community COVID-19. Likewise, health facilities, COVID prevention, Provision of Community Logistics, research, community education and economic empowerment, are also included in the list of assistance. 

    "Filantropi Indonesia conducts studies and monitoring by collecting and analyzing philanthropic initiatives for COVID-19 which are published online," said Director of Filantropi Indonesia, Hamid Abidin. The results, he continued, are presented on the COVID-19 Philanthropy Response website which can be accessed at

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