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Mobilizing For Life World Relief trains and equips team members from local churches so they can teach those in their communities about AIDS, abstinence and God's plan for healthy relationships. To reach the most remote areas, volunteers use solar-powered MP3 players with behavior change messages recorded by local youth.
Disaster Response World Relief partners with local churches and Christian development agencies to provide emergency supplies, restore livelihoods and reduce the potential damage of future disasters.
Raising Healthy Children Mothers of vulnerable children are trained by World Relief team members to grow nutritious foods, practice good hygiene and care for sick children. Women and churches spread these messages throughout their entire community.
Growing Crops Health programs hardly work when volunteers are unable to access proper nutrition. With training in improved agriculture practices, World Relief has enabled families to grow healthy fruits and vegetables, increase rice yields and boost income.
HIV/AIDS: Nearly 300,000 people in Indonesia are living with HIV/AIDS. The Papua region has the highest prevalence throughout Indonesia, yet 48% of the population has never even heard of the disease. As a result, roughly 9,000 people in Indonesia lose their lives every year to AIDS.
CHILD HEALTH: On the remote island of Nias, public health clinics are available and accessible, yet traditional child care practices continue to jeopardize children's health, stunting their growth and threatening malnutrition. Many children die from preventable and treatable diseases before reaching the age of 5.
AGRICULTURE: With weak infrastructure and hard to access health facilities the need for proper nutrition becomes absolutely essential. When crops are destroyed by natural disasters, families dependent on food from their farms are made incredibly vulnerable.
DISASTERS: Located in the Paciﬁc "Ring of Fire," Indonesia is incredibly susceptible to natural disasters. The "Ring of Fire" is a geographic region that contains over 450 volcanoes and is home to nearly 90% of the world's earthquakes. On average, Asia experiences over 115 natural disasters a year.