The novel coronavirus Sars-CoV-2 is spreading more and more worldwide. In the meantime, several thousand people have died from the virus. More and more countries are trying to slow down the spread. General entry bans and precautionary measures also affect the work of Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe. We are concerned about the whole development from a humanitarian perspective.
Together with our partner organizations, we improve hygiene conditions for people in need worldwide. We build latrines and hand washing stations.
We distribute urgently needed hygiene articles. These include, for example, soap, towels and disinfectants. In order to be able to provide targeted help, we determine the specific needs beforehand.
We conduct information campaigns together with our partners. For example, we show how washing your hands properly can protect you from contagious diseases.
Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe is committed to people who are in existential need due to a disaster. Regardless of religion, ethnicity, political belief or nationality. In doing so, she primarily cares for those who are particularly dependent on support: refugees, the elderly, children, the sick and people with physical or mental impairments.
We ensure survival
Immediately after a disaster, people primarily need food, medication, water, blankets and tents. We buy relief supplies as far as possible on site. This lowers costs through short transport routes and at the same time strengthens the local economy.
We are building the future
A catastrophe often destroys people’s entire livelihood. We support them in taking their lives into their own hands again, help with the reconstruction of houses and provide seed for trade and agriculture.
We take care of
Due to climate change, the frequency and extent of storms, storm surges and droughts continue to increase. We mitigate the often devastating consequences of such extreme weather conditions: through mangrove reforestation, the cultivation of salt or drought-tolerant seeds, improved irrigation systems and well-coordinated disaster management on site.
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