YAKKUM Emergency Unit (YEU) is one of YAKKUM’s (Christian Foundation for Public Health) units that was established in 2001 with mandate on inclusive emergency response including community participation in need assessment and aids distribution. YEU also has mandate to build community resilience through community-led disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. Until 2017, YEU has been facilitating more than 250 villages and partnering with more than 350 community-based organizations across Indonesia.
YAKKUM (including YEU) is a member of ACT Alliance, a global network of churches consisting of 139 church-based organizations working in more than 140 countries in the humanitarian assistance, community empowerment, and impartial advocacy for the poor.
YAKKUM (including YEU) is a member of Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) to ensure quality performance and to develop accountable humanitarian services. YEU is also a member of Humanitarian Forum Indonesia (HFI) who, together with other humanitarian actors, has shared common understanding on impartial humanitarian assistance. YAKKUM/YEU abides by the humanitarian code of conducts, as well as campaigning norms and humanitarian principles through dialogue and partnerships.
YEU manages Disaster Oasis, a training center and guest house located in a quiet neighborhood at the foot of Mount Merapi. Disaster Oasis is professionally managed to answer the need for a place of learning as well as recreation that is equipped with various information on disaster management in Indonesia and the world.
Communities affected by disasters have the right to a dignified life and sustainable development, through the synergy of humanitarian services and community development through community-based transformative approach, accountability and quality performance.
To be a responsive YAKKUM's unit and sustainable unit in disaster management based on strengthened networking in community organising and strategic partnerships, accountability, competency, character building and excellent delivery of humanitarian assistance.