Indonesia

Ruma Cemarah

Rumah Cemara (Pine Home) is a community-based organisation for people living with HIV/AIDS and people who suffer from substance abuse.

RC provide a range of services for people with substance abuse problems as well as a comprehensive football programme. They operate through a peer-to-peer approach, with over 80% of their diverse staff living with HIV.

Organisation Details

Participants

They mainly work HIV-positive men and women from diverse backgrounds, and those affected by substance abuse

Locations

West Java

Homelessness Statistics

3 Million
Homeless people in Indonesia
28, 364
Homeless people estimated in Jakarta, but due to recent natural disasters such as floods and storms the homeless population has grown significantly (2001 Census)

The traffic of addictive substances pose a serious threat to homeless people in Indonesia. Substance abuse has led to further homelessness, and drugs and prostitution have facilitated a growing AIDS/HIV epidemic in Indonesia.

The expansion of the tourism industry in Indonesia has resulted in many people being forcibly evicted in order to build modern tourist resorts (Forshee, 2006, p.109).