Struggling for work and food, Indonesia’s poorest suffer as Covid crisis deepens

Posted by on July 22, 2021 2:05 am
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Restrictions on mobility introduced to stop the spread of the virus have been catastrophic for those living in poverty

Usually every Eid al-Adha, Riki Priyanto’s father would bring home goat or beef from the nearby mosque. The meat had been donated by devotees and distributed to the poor, like Riki’s family, to celebrate the Islamic day of sacrifice.

His mother would cook goat meat satay for their lunch and Riki would sit next to his three younger siblings in the middle of their 3x3m house in North Jakarta. They would eat the special meal together.

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