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KARINA -or Caritas Indonesia- is officially registered as a foundation which motto is “Our Compassion” . It was established on May 17, 2006 by the Bishops’ Conference of Indonesia as a humanitarian arm body of the Indonesian Catholic Church.

The mandate of KARINA is as a centre of coordination, facilitation and animation of the humanitarian services of the Indonesian Catholic Church. In responding to the humanitarian needs, KARINA works closely with Diocesan Caritas or other Socio-pastoral Commissions of the dioceses. There are 37 Indonesian dioceses and 24 Diocesan Caritas.

KARINA’s works focus on provision of humanitarian needs of the people affected by natural as well as man-made disasters. KARINA commits to promote peace, justice, human rights and interreligious dialogue in humanitarian action.

Since its establishment, KARINA has been actively involved in humanitarian services such as emergency response, management for disaster risk reduction, building resilient community living in prone areas of disaster, providing capacity building for Diocesan Caritas staff and community’s facilitators. The total number of direct beneficiaries in 2016 was 108 216 people under the Program of Emergency Response, Capacity Building and Resilient Community Projects.

The goal of the current 5-year strategic plan of KARINA (2013-2017) is to assist communities in disaster prone areas and making them resilient to manage the disaster risk and post-disaster recovery in a dignified manner. To achieve this goal, in collaboration with local Caritas and Dioceses, KARINA has been implementing various project services in the Dioceses (Sibolga, Medan, Palembang, Padang, Tanjungkarang, Bandung, Purwokerto, Semarang, Surabaya, Ruteng, Maumere, Ende, Larantuka, Kupang, Amboina, Jayapura, Manado, Makassar, Sintang, Palangkaraya, Ketapang, Pontianak, Merauke, among others).

To ensure the success of the programme services, KARINA has been collaborating with government and other humanitarian organizations. As a member of the Caritas Confederation, it maintains an active collaboration with Caritas Australia, Caritas Italiana, Misereor, Caritas Japan, DCV (Caritas Germany), Cordaid (Caritas Netherlands), Development and Peace Canada, Caritas Austria, Catholic Relief Service (CRS), SCCF-Caritas France and Charis Singapore.

At the national level, KARINA is also a member of some forums working on humanitarian issues such as Disaster Risk Reduction Forum and the Humanitarian Indonesia Forum, which consists of 14 faith based organizations who serve humanitarian actions across the country. KARINA is also involved in several clusters at Indonesia’s Disaster Risk Reduction Forum.

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