Oct 18, 2021

Severe cholera outbreak in Nigeria

Aktion Deutschland Hilft
Aktion Deutschland Hilft

A severe cholera outbreak has already cost 2000 people their lives. Especially in densely populated Refugee camps, the situation is being aggravated.

“For the people in the camps, in the northeast of the country, the risk of contracting cholera is particularly high. Families live crowded together in small tents and huts. They share water and facilities with many other people. In such an environment, cholera can quickly spread dramatically” says a member organization of the alliance Aktion Deutschland Hilft.

In the small town Pulka, near the border by Cameroon, in the east of the country, the safety situation is tense. Around 40,000 people have fled here to seek safety from Islamist terrorist organizations. At the same time, few aid organizations are local to care for the refugees.

„In Pulka alone, 27 people have already died of cholera in recent weeks.” Explains, a member organization of the alliance. Through member organizations the alliance Aktion Deutschland Hilft, distribute chlorine tablets to clean contaminated water, and people are being educated in training sessions about the routes of infection. Rehydration solutions are distributed to the sick to give them the minerals they need to get better. Every day, our staff spray a chlorine solution into the tents, houses and latrines to disinfect them.

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Oct 18, 2021

Ethiopia: Catastrophic hunger conditions in Tigray

Aktion Deutschland Hilft
Aktion Deutschland Hilft

The civil war, in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, has been going on for many months and the humanitarian situation of the people has deteriorated dramatically. The United Nations warns: without immediate action, food insecurity and malnutrition will reach catastrophic levels. There is a threat of severe famine.

Millions of children, women and men urgently need humanitarian aid. But access for international aid organizations to the region is blocked by the parties to the conflict. There is looting and confiscation of aid supplies.

"What is urgently needed now is a sustained ceasefire and a safe humanitarian corridor for aid deliveries", demands the managing director of Aktion Deutschland Hilft.

According to the UN, more than 350,000 people are at risk of starvation. They belong to the highest level (5) of the food insecurity categorization. Another 2 million people fall into level 4.

Through member organization the alliance Aktion Deutschland Hilft, food and water supplies are being set up. Tons of relief supplies are delivered to the affected areas. And malnourished children are provided with special food enriched with special nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

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Jun 25, 2021

A decade of humanitarian need in South Sudan

Aktion Deutschland Hilft
Aktion Deutschland Hilft

In South Sudan, almost two million people are on the run. A similar number of people have sought refuge in neighbouring countries.

Akul Pioth* is one of the millions of refugees. The young mother has three children. After an attack on her village by a local armed group, she lost almost all of her belongings. On the two-day march to the refugee camp in the town of Wau, her youngest child Arou Wol* got very ill.

Through the help of the Johanniter, a member organization of the alliance Aktion Deutschland Hilft, the mother and her son were able to find help.
Immediately, the boy was admitted and treated at the Johanniter’s stabilization centre.

After the first few days of tension and worry, Akuol was able to laugh again. Her husband registered the family with the World Food Program for food aid. Camp residents showed the family where they could get further medical care, a safe place to stay, and food.

 

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