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Press release: Welthungerhilfe's 2015 annual report

Welthungerhilfe presents 2015 Annual Report

Flight and migration are the challenges of our decade

Bonn/Berlin, 7.7.2016. Humanitarian crises and conflicts also dominated the work of Welthungerhilfe in 2015. Providing for refugees in locations such as Syria, Turkey or South Sudan was the focus of project funding. "Global refugee movements and their consequences represent one of the greatest challenges of our decade", says Bärbel Dieckmann, president of Welthungerhilfe. "In Germany, there are large tasks to handle in the admission and integration of refugees, but the main burdens are borne by neighbouring countries. More than 80 per cent of refugees are hosted in the South.

"At 50.2 million Euro, the donation income from 2015 was among the highest since the establishment of Welthungerhilfe. Institutional donors also provided the largest grant amount to date for project work, with 158.9million Euro. In 2015, therefore, a total of 214.4 million Euro was available for the fight against hunger.

The year 2015 showed that hunger is becoming more and more complex

"The three C's of conflicts, crises and climate have an increasing influence on our work. Thanks to the German population's high readiness to donate,we were able to rise to these challenges and provide better prospects for more than 7 million people", explains the chairman of the board, Dr. Till Wahnbaeck. For the future, Welthungerhilfe is calling for better interconnection between humanitarian assistance and long-term development cooperation, as half of all refugees are displaced for more than 10 years.

Note: The English version of the 2015 annual report will be available from mid-August at www.welthungerhilfe.de/annual-report

The German version is available at: www.welthungerhilfe.de/pm-jahresbericht-2015

Till Wahnbaeck and Bärbel Dieckmann, Welthungerhilfe's General Secretary and President, presented the 2015 annual report. © Grabka
Till Wahnbaeck and Bärbel Dieckmann, Welthungerhilfe's General Secretary and President, presented the 2015 annual report. © Grabka
The focus of our projects in 2015 was on emergency aid and regional development.
The focus of our projects in 2015 was on emergency aid and regional development.
Our three biggest humanitarian programmes were carried out in South Sudan, Syria/Turkey/Northern Iraq and Sudan.
Our three biggest humanitarian programmes were carried out in South Sudan, Syria/Turkey/Northern Iraq and Sudan.
Overview: our expenditure in 2015.
Overview: our expenditure in 2015.

Key figures from the annual report:

  • In 2015, we were able to support around 7.31 people in 40 countries
  • In Africa, we supported 5 million persons in 176 projects with a project volume of 120.9 million Euro.
  • In Asia, we supported 2 million persons in 151 projects with a project volume of 60.1 million Euro.
  • In Latin America and the Caribbean, we supported 300.000 persons in 50 projects with a project volume of 6.6 million Euro.
  • In total, 88.9 per cent of donations were used for overseas projects.

Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest private aid organisations in Germany, with no political or religious affiliation. It was founded in 1962 under the umbrella of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). At that time, it was the German section of the 'Freedom from Hunger Campaign', one of the first global initiatives for the fight against hunger.

Further information on the topics of the annual report

We assist refugees

Support our projects

More than 65 million people had to leave their homes. Your donation enables us to help.

War in Syria

Help for refugees in Syria, Iraq and Turkey

The civil war in Syria is in its sixth year. 12.2 million people are dependent on humanitarian assistance.

Hardship in South Sudan

Another famine needs to be averted

4.8 million people in South Sudan are threatened by hunger – around a third of the population. We support them with emergency aid and agricultural projects.

Nepal after the quake

Emergency relief and reconstruction

The April 2015 earthquake was the deadliest disaster in Nepal's history. We provided fast emergency relief and soon started to support the long-term reconstruction.

Our projects

Improving lives around the world

"Help to self-help" – that's the principle Welthungerhilfe is basing its work on across the globe. Learn more about our projects in Asia, Latin America and Africa.

Our challenges

The key issues we work on

Hunger is intertwined with many other issues: water, health, income, agriculture, human rights - and that is why we also work in those fields.

Transparency

Your donation is in good hands

We want to spend the funds we receive from from donors, partners and institutional donors well - and offer you a look inside our books.

Contact
Simone Pott

Simone Pott

Head of
Communication
Spokesperson

+49-228-2288132

Downloads

The English version of the 2015 annual report will be available from mid-August at welthungerhilfe.de/
annual-report

Download 2015 Annual Report (German)