Portrait of poverty in Tanah Abang

(IO/Muhammad Hidayat)

Jakarta, IO – The Home Ministry highlighted the extreme poverty level in Jakarta. This condition calls for special attention because in Jakarta there are 132,345 people living under extreme poverty.

This figure is likely to increase due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic as many people lost their income. Observerid’s photographer Muhammad Hidayat documented the lives of impoverished residents in the Kebon Melati district, Tanah Abang, Jakarta, Wednesday (13/7).