Indonesia is a disaster-prone country, suffering from recurrent shocks such as earthquakes, drought and internal conflict. Natural and human caused disasters have been increasing dramatically over the past few decades, with climate change contributing to even more extreme and unpredictable weather. By incorporating disaster risk reduction methods into programing, CARE Indonesia helps people develop sustainable methods to prepare for, respond to and reduce the impact of disasters. CARE has extensive experience in responding to emergencies, including the 2004 Asian Tsunami, and more recently to earthquakes in Central Java and West Sumatra, volcanic eruptions in Central Java, drought in eastern Indonesia, and annual flooding in Jakarta.

CARE Indonesia is leading the alliance of Partners for Resilience, a consortium of five organizations who work specifically on the issue of Integrated Risk Management (IRM) and pilots the Integrated Risk Management (IRM) approach, which aims to protect livelihoods of vulnerable communities against climate-related natural hazards.