• 24-JUL-2013

  • SOURCE: Zurich

Zurich and Indonesian Red Cross Society join efforts in enhancing community flood resilience in Indonesia

Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) and Indonesian Red Cross Society (Palang Merah Indonesia, PMI), member of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), today signed a memorandum of cooperation in the field of community-based flood disaster risk reduction.

This agreement, covering a five year commitment with a total budget of up to CHF 5 million, is an element of the strategic alliance between Zurich and IFRC within the framework of Zurich's flood resilience program that aims to enhance flood resilience by finding innovative ways to increase the impact of community disaster risk reduction efforts on both a national and global level. In Indonesia, which is the second country in Zurich's flood resilience program after Mexico, Zurich's risk experts will be working together with PMI and other relevant institutions to find innovative ways to improve the flood risk prevention and mitigation.

Geoff Riddell, Zurich's Chairman for Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, commented: "Our commitment to our communities is about using our talent, time and resources to have a meaningful impact on enhancing community resilience to the risks and challenges they face. We would like to thank Palang Merah Indonesia for this opportunity to work together for a better future for Indonesians."