Help for Refugees

by Aktion Deutschland Hilft e.V.
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Care/ Johanna Mitscherlich
Care/ Johanna Mitscherlich

The population in northern Mozambique is dependent on humanitarian aid due to natural disasters, the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing conflicts. The armed clashes between Islamists and state security forces have been coming to a head for months, forcing almost 330,000 people to flee their homes in Cabo Delgado province. They remain in camps under the most difficult conditions, and aid is only partially reaching them.

"The families all told me the same thing: Their villages were attacked, so they had to flee. Now they are left without supplies, without shelter and with little or no food. Some families collect wild fruits, tubers and plants to eat," said David, Country office manager of a member of the German alliance Aktion Deutschland Hilft.

The effects of the corona pandemic and limited access in large parts of the region due to the tense security situation make it almost impossible to provide comprehensive care.

The German alliance Aktion Deutschland Hilft, is examining how it can fulfill the most basic needs of the people in the province of Cabo Delgado.

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Copyright arche noVa/Syrien

Esma* looks to the future with courage and hope: "I want to become a gynaecologist," she explains. The girl is eleven years old and grew up in Syria. Her childhood has so far been marked by war, flight and loss.

 

Escape in Syria: Mother and child had to leave their hometown

 

Since 2011, a brutal conflict has dominated the lives of children, women and men in Syria. Esma's father died in the war and she and her mother had to flee their hometown of Homs. Today she lives in the Idlib region. However, violent fights have marked this region recently.

 

But, thanks to arche noVa, a member of the German alliance Aktion Deutschland Hilft, children like Esma can go to school there. The organization takes care of internally displaced people in this region. The girl herself attaches great importance to this: "School and education are very important for me. The school promotes my talents. I play the piano. And I want to be a gynaecologist."

 

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World Vision/ Stefanie Glinski
World Vision/ Stefanie Glinski

Afghanistan is one of the least developed countries in the world. For decades, conflict, terror and poverty have shaped people's lives. The education system has also suffered: many children cannot attend school regularly because the situation is too uncertain. Over 60 percent of the country's adults are illiterate.

Street signs, the names of businesses, the numbers on their phones. Fatima wasn’t able to read any of that. "It was so humiliating," says the 31-year-old woman from Afghanistan. Until recently, she was one of over 750 million illiterate people in the world. These are people who can neither read nor write.

The war uprooted Fatima's family; forced them to leave their home village. Going to school, learning to read, write and do arithmetic - there was no room for that in her life on the run. Like many girls in Afghanistan, Fatima married early.

The aid programme gives Fatima courage: Thanks to World Vision, a member of the German alliance Aktion Deutschland Hilft, Fatima got a new chance!

Today Fatima lives in a camp for internally displaced persons in the west of the country. World Vision supports the refugees - among other things with an educational project for children and mothers. When Fatima heard about that, she was one of the first to register. "I was so excited," she remembers.

The aid programme is aimed at children between the ages of five and ten. Mothers like Fatima are also taught in the classroom next door: Helpers teach them about child rearing and hygiene. And the women gradually learn all the letters and numbers.

Fatima is happy that she can now help her little daughter Nikbar with her homework.

As a woman who can read and write, Fatima is discovering the world anew. She looks to the future with gratitude and confidence: thanks to her schooling, her daughter will later start her adult life with numerous opportunities.

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Aadil can smile again (Copyright: Islamic Relief)
Aadil can smile again (Copyright: Islamic Relief)

Within eight years, the power of the Syrian civil war has destroyed entire cities and thousands of human lives. It has brought hunger and suffering to the innocent civilian population.

The children, born during this war do not know neither a life in peace, nor the warm feeling of a cosy home. Many of their houses have been destroyed. Families are still fleeing to save their lives. Amongst them is Aadil*. He is ten years old now and has been living in a refugee camp near the Syrian-Turkey border since the day when he lost his family.

Aadil* used to live in Damaskus. When the crisis started, his family moved to a village near Idlib. He was six years old when the war also met Idlib with its full power. The family fled again. The boy remembers his family running across fields at night, trying to get some sleep under olive trees. And he also remembers the explosion of a rocket that killed his mother and his five-year-old brother. It seriously injured himself and changed his live forever.

When he was found, the doctors amputated his leg in order to safe his live. With the help of a prosthesis, Aadil* now slowly returns to normal. He attends fourth grade at school which is based in the camp. Aadil* says proudly: “ I can run and run, I love that so much!” He is happy to be safe, although he lost his family in this terrible war. His future dream is to become a doctor, because he wants to help other people with prosthetic legs.

The alliance organization Islamic Relief supports health facilities in Syria and accompanied Aadil* on his recovery path. Since 2011 the Alliance Aktion Deutschland Hilft has been helping people who fled from Syria and neighboring countries. They work together with local partners, as well as international organizations. They bring hope back to people who thought, they would never be happy again.

With your donation, our member organization can provide help to refugees from Syria. Thank you for making this help possible.

*Name changed

Finally able to walk (Copyright: Islamic Relief)
Finally able to walk (Copyright: Islamic Relief)
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Fleeing is particularly difficult for people with disabilities. Like Odey*, for example. The blind musician from Rakka in Syria came to Germany in 2015 with help from a friend from Aleppo. Two years later he brought his wife and daughter to Germany.

In Munich/Germany, the alliance organisation Handicap International supports refugees and migrants with disabilities through counselling and courses as part of the "Crossroads" project. Oley has been blind since his childhood.

Refugees with disabilities or chronic illnesses often need special help to integrate. Many suffer from the consequences of injuries in war and crisis zones. Our member organisation Handicap International, looks after these people in Munich. Many of those affected come regularly and take part in various courses or receive advice. Ideally, they are supported until they are able to achieve their goals on a mobile and independent basis.

The organisation helps with wheelchairs, canes for the blind, computer and German courses, Braille or Excel courses. Handicap International also offers advice on disability related topics as well as for carers and relatives.

Thank you very much for supporting these relief efforts with your donation.

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