YAKKUM Emergency Unit (YEU) is one of YAKKUM working units established in 2001 with mandate on emergency response, disaster education, and disaster risk reduction.
until 2014, YEU has been assisted more than 250 villages in Indonesia (see YEU intervention areas map) and keep working with 350 Community Based Organization (CBOs) all over Indonesia. YEU also has experienced on emergency response in Gaza, Democratic Republic of Timor Leste, Myanmar and Philippine.
YAKKUM is abbreviation of Christian Foundation for Public Health founded in 1950 to provide services to the general public proactively and to realize the integral environment and healthy for human welfare. YAKKUM oversee 12 hospital, 4 clinic, 3 nursing and midwifery academy, community development, rehabilitation center and YAKKUM Emergency Unit
Jalan Kaliurang Km. 12, Dusun Candi 3 no. 34 RT 03/RW 06, Desa Sardonoharjo, Ngaglik, Sleman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 55581 Tel/Fax : +62 274 882477 Email : yeu@yeu.or.id Website : www.yeu.or.id
In operation YAKKUM categorized as a social institution that must raise funds to run the humanitarian services. YEU funding sources come from several sources as follows: 1. YEU Enterprises: YEU has a training center, training packages and professional facilitator where the profits generated to support the operational of YEU humanitarian services. 2. Fundraising to donors. Donations come from various churches, partner organizations from both within and outside the country that has committed to working with YEU and individual donors. a. Church-based donors, both from within and outside the country who are partners with YEU in implementing the humanitarian services in emergency response in times of crisis and disaster risk reduction programs. b. Humanitarian organization that committed to establishing collaboration and cooperation with YEU in carrying humanitarian principles. c. UN agencies that deal with issues related to humanitarian and disaster such as UN-OCHA (United Nations Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Assistance), UNISDR (United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction). d. Individual or personal donors.
YEU's staff selected based on competence and relevant experience to the job requirements specified. To ensure that there will staff the local area which has competence in assisting the community in terms of disaster management and disaster risk reduction programs, YEU implement two strategies; (1) recruit staff from the local area or (2) look for the focal person (not staff) from the community provide them capacity building, knowledge and skills in emergency response and disaster risk reduction.
YEU’s staff are very diverse in terms of the religion. Selection of YEU staff pure based on job competence regardless of tribe, religion/belief, race, or group.
In emergency response or in assisted program of disaster risk reduction will be led by a Project Manager with the team adapted to the needs of humanitarian services.
No. It depends on the expertise and skills required in accordance with the working position.
YEU working program focuses on emergency response and community based disaster risk reduction. In emergency response the priority is to save life the affected people with their dignity and rights. In the program of community-based disaster risk reduction, YEU initiative to strengthens the community elements through community organizing approach.
As a member of Humanitarian Accountability Principles (HAP), YEU continuously running benchmarks accountability to develop the quality of humanitarian services to meet the needs of affected communities/beneficiaries with their dignity, reducing the possibility of errors, power abuse and corruption. Accountability to affected communities by ensure the community participation, provision of clear information, and procedures for complaints handling. For Internally organization, accountability sought by build and implement the humanitarian commitment, ensure appropriate staff competencies to meet organizational commitment, as well as putting organizational lesson learn and continuous improvement.
The sustainability of programs formulated since the beginning of the program to ensure the monitoring and evaluation mechanism is measureable, and fosters partnerships with local stakeholders that are relevant to the implementation of the program. This partnership process is important because every humanitarian programs are everyone's business, particularly for disaster management initiatives YEU involving local authorities which will continue and develop the good initiative in the framework of regional development.
Gender and vulnerable groups issues are integrated in the program planning, and in the elaboration of its activities involve every element of society attempted to get the balance voice/consensus. YEU has develop guidelines for the implementation includes gender issues and vulnerable groups that could be applied according to the local context.
The duration implementation of YEU humanitarian assistance (including emergency response and disaster risk reduction programs) are very dependent on the conditions and developments in the affected area and assisted area include; status of disaster/crisis seen from the magnitude and impact, local capacity for recovery, accessibility and humanitarian assistance, as well as the distribution of emergency / humanitarian assistance by various actors.
No. YEU activities purely aimed for humanitarian and adhering to universal human values.