Help for Refugees

by Aktion Deutschland Hilft e.V.
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Help for Refugees
Help for Refugees
Help for Refugees
Help for Refugees
Help for Refugees
Help for Refugees
Help for Refugees
Help for Refugees
Help for Refugees
Help for Refugees
Help for Refugees
Help for Refugees
Help for Refugees
Help for Refugees
Help for Refugees
a mother and her newborn baby
a mother and her newborn baby

Pakistans distict Pesharwa with its diverse population of residents, internally displaced people and refugees from Afghanistan is lacking a sufficient primary health care service. This situation is especially dangerous for vulnerable groups such as children, older or sick people as well as pregnant women and newborns. In a critical situation this lack of primary health care can turn out fatal.

The project was implemented in October 2017 and is carried out by our coalition member Malteser International. It focusses on mother and child health care in both refugee and non-refugee communities. The project aims to ensure proper and around the clock pre- and postnatal care, birth support and emergency transfers, if necessary. Therefore, the health centers were equipped with necessary birthing material, such as medication or dressing material.

As mother and child health is also influenced by various aspects, other actions are implemented as well:

  • The nutritional state of the mother has a great influence on the child’s health. Therefore the nutritional state of pregnant or lactating women and children of 6 to 59 month is surveyed and monitored
  • A sufficient and hygienic water supply is necessary to protect patients from water-based infection and ensure basic hygiene. Therefore the local water infrastructure around and within health centers is improved and maintained
  • psychosocial help is being included into basic health care
  • local and communal health workers are trained, for example concerning “nutrition and health”

The project both improves the management process in local health care and provides the community with basic, self-care coping strategies.

We are very grateful that you support the work of our coalition. Your donation enabled us to increase our various support to people in need. Thank you!

Malteser International is supporting refugees
Malteser International is supporting refugees
nutrition and health training
nutrition and health training
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Since August 2017 more than 607.000 Rohingya have fled the escalating ethnical conflict in Myanmar. Most of the refugees have survived violence in their home country and suffered severely on their passage to Bangladesh. In Bangladesh they are protected from discrimination, but they are not entirely safe: The refugee camps are tensely crowded; the risk of infections like cholera is alarmingly high. Having left everything behind, they are in dire need of food and water, shelter, clothing as well as psychological support. Furthermore, heavy monsoon rains are flooding the camps.

„We were forced to leave our country to survive”, Zakir* tells us. Once he was working as a volunteer for World Vision. Now he and his family depend on the humanitarian distributions of food, water and hygiene items. “There is simply no way to earn your living. As a refugee, you don’t have another option to survive“.

The aid workers of our coalition are relentlessly supporting the refugees. Medical teams are treating injured refugees or carry out much needed health check-ups for pregnant women like Zakir’s* wife. To compensate the lack of fresh water, a quick response team of ASB has installed several mobile water treatment plants. With these plants, several thousand people have now access to fresh water.

We are very grateful that you support the work of our coalition. Your donation enabled us to increase our various support to people in need. Thank you!

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Aid Distribution
Aid Distribution
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More than 70.000 refugees have already come to Italy in 2017 alone. At the moment, taking a boat from Libya and crossing the Mediterranean Sea seems to be the most appealing way to seek safety for many, undertaking the dangerous and often deathly voyage. However, instead of coming on sturdy ships, criminals often put hundreds of people on small, cheap, inflatable crafts, risking them capsizing easily at sea. In 2016 alone, over 4.500 people died, with an even larger estimated number of unknown cases.

Our member organization “AWO International e.V.” supports an initiative, called “SOS Mediterranee” which helps refugees on sea. By chartering a ship, they already started in 2016 to patrol between Italy and Libya, responding to calls for help and securing boats in extreme danger. By distributing life vests and then bringing the people to their own ship, they can assist them with medical personnel and nutrition. In the next step, a safe port is chosen and 200-500 people can get to safe ground. Direct help as well as distributing current information to European news outlets guarantees a sustainable impact on the situation of refugees from Africa as well as the Middle East.

We are very grateful that you support the work of our coalition. It enabled us to increase our support and helps refugees to survive. Thank you!

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water distribution
water distribution

The Syrian conflict, now well into its sixth year - the country is a fragile state that is the source of the most refugees in the world as well as host to the second most internally displaced people.

Millions of children are facing challenges children should not have to face - missing out on school, working as child laborers, and vulnerable to early marriage. A generation of children is at risk of being lost to the impact of this conflict. As an active war zone, this is extraordinarily difficult for our member organizations to serve people in need.

Through our partners we have provided food, baby items, hygiene kits and winterization kits and other emergency supplies to families; psychological and social support to children; and equipment, medicine and support for hospital obstetric care.

Our member organization CARE is also providing food assistance through the distribution of food baskets and carrying out water sanitation activities including the rehabilitation of a water treatment plant and the distribution of water purification tablets to households. World Vision has been helping approximately 8400 refugees with hygiene kits and food vouchers every month to help them survive.

Our overall goal is to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance for underserved refugees and host communities affected by armed conflict in Syria.

Thank you very much for your donation!

food distribution
food distribution
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child-friendly space
hygiene kits distribution
hygiene kits distribution

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winterization containers

Currently, the member organization of Aktion Deutschland Hilft called ASB takes care of refugees in the Diavata camp in Greece, near Thessaloniki.

Our member organization is investing tremendous efforts to provide decent living conditions for all families in the shortest possible time. As part of the winterization process, ASB continues their effort to provide a warm place for all the refugees of the Diavata camp. In that context, winter containers with heating systems are being delivered. Other sites are being considered in order to provide all refugees with sufficient living conditions. Every day new containers are being placed and connected to the electrical network in order to provide the occupantswith heating and light. ASB teams work closely with the Greek authorities and partner organizations in their aim to provide containers to all the refugees in Diavata within the next days.

Proceeding with the winterization efforts ASB has moved the most vulnerable families out of the Diavata refugee camp into a hotel accommodation. 21 families with new born babies, children in chronic diseases and pregnant women are accommodated in safe and warm conditions, provided with three meals per day as well as daily medical care, psychosocial and legal support.

We thank all donors for their support, especially during this rough winter months.

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Happy children in new containers
Moving vulnerable families to hotel
Moving vulnerable families to hotel
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on the way to the new accomodation
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Aktion Deutschland Hilft e.V.

Location: Bonn - Germany
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Project Leader:
Theresa Aengenheyster
Bonn, NRW Germany
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