Jul 21, 2020

Emergency aid for displaced families

Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe
Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe

In the tenth year of the Syrian crisis, the humanitarian situation in many regions remains poor. Both IDPs and host communities lack basic necessities such as food, clean water and health care.

Tens of thousands of families live in ruined buildings, empty schools and shops, or sleep outdoors in public places and parks. They have no access to aid and are without protection. The need for income opportunities is also particularly high. Together with our partners, we have been active in Syria for years, helping the people and providing urgently needed humanitarian aid.

To give refugees a chance getting some kind of normality in their lives we are offering sewing courses. With this new skills they can ean some money to buy urgent needed items.

In times of corona all sewing machines are disinfected twice a day, and the participants' fever is measured before the course begins. The women receive face masks and disposable gloves. The Syrian Day Centre, where the courses take place, is also cleaned and disinfected every day. So the sewing courses can continue and winter clothing for children and adults can continue to be produced. Together with trained seamstresses, displaced women sew winter clothing such as trousers, skirts and jackets as part of the Cash for Work program. A total of 3,500 sets of adult clothing and 10,000 sets of children's clothing can then be distributed.

Please stay with us and give the refugee families in this area a strong support.

Thank you so much


Mchael Tuerk

Jul 21, 2020

A latrine for every family

Mohamed Mulaher/Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe
Mohamed Mulaher/Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe

The administrative district of Hajjah in the west of the country is one of the regions of the country particularly affected by cholera. Many internally displaced persons also take refuge there in search of protection. The Al-Malakha camp in the district of Abs has taken in a particularly large number of people in recent years, but cholera figures are also very high there due to the precarious living conditions. This makes it all the more important to improve hygiene care in the project region.

Together with the aid organisation Abs Development for Woman and Child Organisation, ADO for short, we care for new arrivals in the camps. We set up a latrine for each family. In this way the sanitary supply is permanently ensured. 300 displaced households benefit from this aid. This corresponds to around 3,750 people.

In the districts of Abs and Khairan Al-Moharraq, 1,000 families are supported by the new latrines. In addition, 30 volunteers are being trained in hygiene promotion. In future, they will pass on their newly acquired knowledge to the communities and conduct awareness raising events.

With your help we can provide more people in need with live saving actions. As one of few NPO's we are in Yemen through our partners on site.



Michael Tuerk

May 7, 2020

Multiple frighten: Corona, grasshoppers and hunger

Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe
Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe

The situation in East Ethiopia

The project region Eli Daar in Afar is affected by one of the worst desert locust invasions in the last 25 years. The speed with which the locusts spread and the size of the affected areas exceed the capacity of the authorities to bring the swarms under control.
The locust swarms in the Afar region not only lead to crop losses, but also to the large-scale destruction of pasture land in the districts of Andaba, Akkule, Aba'a and Wahan. Since these areas border on Eritrea, the affected communities cannot move to other areas. Many of the remaining livestock herds are already suffering from malnutrition, which is rapidly spreading animal diseases and causing livestock to die. As a result, more and more people are losing their livelihoods and suffering from hunger. In addition to locusts, the population is already suffering from the expulsions and droughts of recent years caused by the conflict.

How we help
Together with the partner organisation APDA, the project aims to alleviate the effects of the drought and locust invasion on the food security of families in Eli Daar. To ensure the survival of the livestock, 2,916 households are being supplied with alfalfa hay. In addition, the families receive veterinary medicines and veterinarians carry out six 15-day treatment campaigns. The beneficiary households have a maximum of 15 goats to ensure their survival. The hay is also expected to increase milk production by around 10 percent.
The provision of animal feed and medical treatment is intended to protect the lives of the herds and thus the livelihoods of over 2,900 households and some 35,000 animals.

What you can do

Please support our efforts to prevent a big desaster in Ethiopia by donation. Thank you so much,


Michael tuerk

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