The German Red Cross is a member of the global community of the international Red Cross and Red Crescent movement, providing help without discrimination to the victims of conflicts and disasters and others in need. The German Red Cross is active in numerous missions concerning emergency response, rehabilitation after disaster, and development projects.
The humanitarian aid of the German Red Cross knows no boundaries. No matter where our help is needed: Whether there are floods, earthquakes, famines, epidemics or armed conflicts - we will help those in need. Thanks to your support we can help immediately when the need arises - in Germany and in the whole world.
When hurricane Idai hit Mozambique in March 2019, when the explosion occured in Beirut's harbour in August 2020 or when floods hit Germany in Summer 2021, leaving thousands or millions of people homeless, we started our emergency relief operation within 24 hours. We provide fast emergency assistance by supplying water filters, hygiene kits, medicine, tools, food or cash grants. But we also support people in the long term with health, shelter, reconstruction projects and preparation trainings.
Besides emergency relief, it is our objective to sustainably strengthen people and structures so that they are better prepared for crises. Disaster preparedness exercises, an early warning system, a functioning rescue service all these factors can save lives when, for example, the next flood or a cyclone approaches. In long term development cooperation, disaster preparedness, health, nutrition, water, hygiene and securing livelihoods are paramount.
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