KARINA or Caritas Indonesia is officially registered as a Foundation. It was established on 17th May, 2006 by the Bishop Conference of Indonesia as a humanitarian arm body of the Indonesian Catholic Church.
The given mandate of KARINA is as a center of coordination, facilitation and animation of the humanitarian services of the Indonesia Catholic Church. In responding to humanitarian needs, KARINA works closely with Diocesan Caritas or other Socio-pastoral Commissions of the dioceses.
KARINA’s works focus on provision of humanitarian needs of the people affected by disasters, natural as well as human made disaster. In responding to the people in need, KARINA commits to promote peace, justice, human rights and interreligious dialogue in humanitarian action.
Since its establishment in May 2006, KARINA has been actively involving in humanitarian services, such as emergency response, management of disaster risk reduction, building resilience community living in prone areas of disaster, providing capacity building for Diocesan Caritas staff and community’s facilitators. KARINA and its networks present across Indonesia, represented by 37 Dioceses.
Goal of the last 5 years strategic plan of KARINA (2013-2017) is that ‘people who are living in prone areas of disasters become more resilient in managing disaster risk and are able to recover and restoring their dignified life. To achieve this goal, in collaboration with local Caritas and Dioceses, KARINA has been implementing various project services in the Dioceses (Sibolga, Medan, Palembang, Tanjungkarang, Bandung, Purwokerto, Semarang, Surabaya, Ruteng, Maumere, Ende, Larantuka, Kupang, Amboina, Jayapura, Manada, Makassar, Palangkaraya, Ketapang, Pontianak, Merauke, etc.).
To ensure success of the program services, KARINA has been collaborating with government and other humanitarian organizations. KARINA is a member of Caritas Internationalis Confederation. At a national level, KARINA also becomes a member of some forums working on humanitarian issues; such as Humanitarian Forum Indonesia, Disaster Risk Reduction Forum and some clusters.
Legal Status and Structure of KARINA
Legal status of KARINA is as a Foundation. It is registered by the Department of Law and Human Right of the Republic Indonesia. Boards of Foundation consist of 3 governance bodies: Governing Board, Supervisory Boards and Executive Boards. To implement its program services, the Executive Boards point out an Executive Director.
For more information about Caritas Indonesia, visit our website www.karina.or.id