Written by Ricardo Caivano, Country Director for Save the Children in Indonesia
As of tonight, thousands of children in Jakarta, Indonesia, won’t be sleeping in their beds at home. Instead, they’ll spend the night in a shared space in a school or other government building, after they were forced from their flood-affected homes.
It’s not unusual for Jakarta to flood as it’s built on a low-lying delta. But the extent of the flooding is unprecedented, with water levels rising to as high as three metres in some of the worst-affected areas.