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Indonesia is home to the world's largest Muslim population. It is also the world's largest archipelagic state composed of thousands of islands. Due to this unique geography and geology, it is prone to natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, landslides, cyclones and volcanic eruptions.

Although a growing economy, Indonesia still struggles with poverty, unemployment and unequal distribution of resources amongst its vast regions. The devastating 2004 Tsunami further weakened Indonesian infrastructure and left many of Indonesia’s poor in even more vulnerable states.

Indonesia - Zakat Foundation of America | Zakat Calculator | Muslim Charity | Muslim Aid

Indonesian Earthquake Relief

Indonesian Earthquake Relief - Zakat Foundation of America | Zakat Calculator | Muslim Charity | Muslim Aid

A strong earthquake which measured from 5.9 to 6.2 on the Richter scale rocked Yogyakarta, Indonesia and its surrounding areas in May 2006. Zakat Foundation and its partner PKPU constructed an operational post for humanitarian service in Bantul to evacuate victims trapped under rubble of buildings and distribute medicines, hot foods, tents and medical services. continue reading »

Zakat Foundation of America, a Muslim charity that collects zakat, sadaqa / donations to provide humanitarian, emergency relief and sustainable development programs to empower lives throughout the world. We offer top Zakat resources including The Zakat Handbook: A Practical Guide for Muslims in the West, Zakat kit, ask an Imam feature, and you can calculate and pay zakat through our easy, online calculator.

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Vital Stats

Population: 245, 452, 800
Infant Mortality Rate: 35 deaths / 1000 births
Life Expectancy: 70 years
Major Diseases: High risk bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, Typhoid Fever, Dengue Fever, Malaria, chikungunya. H5N1 type avian flu poses minimal risk to humans
Religions: Muslim - 88%
Roman Catholic - 5%
Hindu - 3%
Buddhist - 1%
Literacy Rate: 88 %
Unemployment Rate: 12 %
Poverty Rate: 17 %
Natural Hazards: Severe flooding; severe drought; tsunamis; earthquakes; volcanic activity; forest fires