Indonesia Country Profile (12-01-17)

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 12 Jan 2017

Key Figures

258.7 million population (2016 projection) 49.8% Female 50.2% Male

148 million Number of people living in areas prone to a natural disaster

US$3,346 Lower middle income GDP per capita (2015)


Indonesia, an archipelago of more than 17,000 islands, is situated in the ‘ring of fire’. It is vulnerable to floods, earthquakes and tsunamis, and is home to 77 active volcanoes. On average, 650,000 people are annually affected by disasters. In 2015/16, Indonesia was impacted initially by El Niño that caused drier than normal conditions affecting agriculture and food security and thereafter by La Nina which caused higher than average precipitation in the later part of 2016 Indonesia continues to build on its relatively strong capacity to respond to rapid-onset natural disasters.

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