IBU was established when a group of volunteers responded to the 2004 Aceh and Nias earthquake and tsunami disaster. They consisted of doctors, paramedics, psychologists, engineers, and support volunteers who participated in responding to the emergency disaster situation at that time.
[su_dropcap style=”flat”]S[/su_dropcap]ince January 1st, 2005 there were 115 volunteers contributed. By the middle of 2007, IBU registered as legal Non – Government Organization and a foundation that performed humanitarian and development programs across Indonesia.
In facing many challenges and adapting to the demands of becoming a strong and sustainable organization, IBU reformed its structure, strategies, and legality in 2011 to develop a sustainable organization. By the end of 2011, IBU Foundation re-registered as a new foundation under the name Indonesia Bhadra Utama (IBU).[/su_column][/su_row]