I was born in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. At this time, I and my family live in Bogor, West Java. I once worked for the homeless, street children, sex workers, refugees, internally displaced people and survivors of natural disasters. I worked with Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Indonesia for several years in Kupang (West Timor), Namlea (Buru), and Yogyakarta (Java); also worked with Office of the United Nations Recovery Coordinator for Aceh (UNORC) in Bireuen.
I have been dealing with humanitarian affairs since 1999 as I worked with Soegijapranata Social Foundation (YSS) in Yogyakarta. I met families who were homeless and poor in an urban area. Afterwards I had an opportunity to serve, to protect and to advocate refugees from East Timor by promoting durable solutions in case of repatriation, relocation and separated children cases. During the period, I have learnt a lot about man-made disaster such as social issues, violence conflict, and refuge.
Currently, I work with a focus on disaster management in Indonesia. I have interest in crisis communication, incident command system, disaster response, and media relations.
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