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Indonesia: Background

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Indonesia’s population grows by about 3 million each year and has high urban population growth, straining its cities capacity to provide housing and social services. The country continues to suffer from a prolonged economic and monetary crisis and serious concerns remain. Among these are: the impact of decentralization on the poor, inadequate allocation of resources from central level and the absence of minimum standards or regulations for basic services.

Conflict and violence across the archipelago has harmed, traumatized and displaced children and women on a massive scale. The vast majority of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are women and children and is estimated to be some 1.4 million.


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