24 December 2014

Ten years after the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami, WFP takes a look at some of the most courageous stories, photos and first-hand accounts of survivors and the impact that WFP’s response had on their lives.

23 December 2014

Banda Aceh in Indonesia was the first major town to be hit by the tsunami. The giant wave smashed the lives of local fishermen as thoroughly as it smashed their boats. But ten years later, the fishing community has bounced back and many locals are rightly proud of what they have achieved.

22 December 2014

As WFP’s lead photographer, Rein Skullerud witnessed the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami in the city of Aceh, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Ten years later he went back to the same places with his camera. Using the photos in this gallery, he reflects on his experiences during his first visit and how things have changed since.

22 December 2014

Here are 10 facts that give the measure of the malnutrition situation in Indonesia. Please help WFP raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.

3 September 2014

United Nations World Food Programme


Vacancy Announcement



World Food Programme, Indonesia invites applications from the eligible candidates for the following position:

Position:               Field Monitor Assistant (Temporary)

Contract Type:        Service Contract/SSA

Duty Station:          Kupang, NTT Province

Climate Change
30 July 2014

Head scientist for Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Terry Sunderland, sits down with WFP Indonesia Country Director, Myrta Kaulard, to discuss food production systems and the challenges brought by food insecurity and deforestation to Indonesia's development. This interview is part of the Forests Asia 2014 Summit activities where ministers from across Southeast Asia join CEOs, civil society leaders, development experts and the world’s top scientists, to share knowledge on how Asia can accelerate its shift toward green economies through better management of forests and landscapes in the region.

30 June 2014

Programme Assistant for Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM)

Contract Type: Service Contract

Duration: 6 months with possibility for extension

Duty Station: Jayapura, Indonesia

School Meals
27 June 2014

Yublina A. Tahun, led  Oenali Elementary School to win first place in the country's National School Meals Competition. The 45-year-old mother of three is the Headmaster of Oenali Elementary School in TTS district, NTT province. Oenali Elementary School is one of the 61 schools in Indonesia implementing the Local Food Based School Meals Programme (LFBSM) supported by WFP.

10 April 2014

In 2013, WFP restructured its support to BNPB and provincial Disaster Management agencies on activities related to Emergency Logistics Preparedness including:

  • Training on Emergency Logistics;
  • Logistics Capacity Assessments in select disaster-prone provinces;
  • Provision of Emergency Response Equipment;
  • Support to BNPB’s Data Center, platform for the management of secondary data; and
  • Support to BNPB’s project on National Strategic Warehouse in Jakarta.

To ensure sustainable development of BNPB capacities, both agencies are developing a three-year strategy and joint implementation work-plan. The proposed strategy aims at strengthening GoI’s Emergency Response capacities by:

  • Reinforcing the surge capacity of humanitarian actors & strengthening logistics preparedness and response;
  • Establishing a national Network of Disaster Response Facilities (Humanitarian Staging Areas) in Jakarta, Medan and Makassar; and
  • Capacity Building of the Emergency Planners and Responders.

7 April 2014

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the designated leader of the international humanitarian community in terms of Logistics coordination and response. As such, WFP has the responsibility of ensuring that the logistics support to a humanitarian response is implemented in a coordinated, predictable and efficient manner.

In order to improve the level of operational readiness, WFP is undertaking a logistics preparedness program in Indonesia to address specific scenarios.

The current scenario that is being addressed is a large earthquake occurring in the region of Yogyakarta.

In addressing this scenario, the most likely logistics network that has been identified would be to utilize Surabaya or Semarang as the strategic entry point by Air and Sea, and to establish forward operations bases in Solo or other relevant locations.