* CWS partner, Act for Peace (Australia), has committed to fund a 3-year disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation action project, Disaster Resilience through Enhanced Adaptive Measures to support communities in South Sulawesi in building adaptive response capacities, reducing risks presented by ongoing climate change and building resilience.
* Access to public schools for refugee children living in Jakarta increased. In 2017 the urban refugee project (PURE) team had succeeded in enrolling 42 school-aged refugee children (vs. 16 last year = 163% increase) in Indonesian government schools.
* Therapeutic Feeding Center Transition After 13 years of supporting and improving the nutritional status of severely malnourished children in West Timor, serving ≈1,800 children < 5 and their caregivers, the CWS Therapeutic Feeding Center transitioned to our local partner and the District Government. * Disciples of Christ Pastors and Seminarians joined Week of Compassion Deputy Director Caroline Hamilton-Arnold for 10 days of travel to all Indonesia programs: PURE (Jakarta refugee protection), SOLIDARITAS (disaster risk management) and Timor Zero Hunger. * In all, 80% of the Indonesia (Timor-Leste) budget was raised in regionally from UNHCR, plus US (BPRM) and Australian government donors.