Refugees around the world need our support – help with a donation.
The UNHCR Global Trends report of June 20, 2016 states: More than 65 million people worldwide have had to leave their homes and are fleeing. The majority are displaced persons in their own countries or refugees in neighbouring countries. Welthungerhilfe is active in many of these countries and is supporting thousands of families in a new start. For example, we are distributing urgently needed food and clothes. Long-term improvements are an important part of our work - we therefore repair roads, distribute seeds and offer agricultural training. Thanks to your donations, thousands of refugee children can once again go to school, experience ordinary life and create hope for the future.
Refugees worldwide: Your donations allow us to help
Syria, Turkey and Northern Iraq: Emergency aid for civil war refugees
The majority of refugees in the world come from Syria. The reason for this is a brutal civil war that has forced more than 11 million people to leave their homes. Most of them are refugees in their own country, many others seek refuge in neighbouring countries. Their most pressing problems: Housing, food, medical and hygiene provision. In projects in Syria, Northern Iraq and Turkey, we are supporting Syrian war refugees:
- More than 1 million people are receiving food, clothes and mattresses
- Regular winter relief
- Development of school lessons for Syrian schoolchildren.
- We are currently supporting five schools in Turkey. We are taking on teacher salaries, transport costs, equipment and school materials
- Renovation of building shells in Northern Iraq as temporary accommodation
- Repair of waste water systems
- Cashcard system, so that families can decide for themselves what to buy and so that food parcels only need to be distributed in particular situations
Afghanistan: Refugees in Kabul learn how to build houses themselves
More than 100,000 people in Afghanistan are refugees in their own country. Many families have left their homes in order to escape war and hunger. In the capital city Kabul, they hope for a better life.
- We are offering primary medical care to refugees around Kabul and making accommodation available
- Cash for shelter: Refugees learn to build simple houses and latrines, based on the 'building back better' principle
- We are giving out vouchers for tools and building material
- Hygiene training
- Winter relief
Drinking water, schools and food for families in South Sudan
Since the end of 2013, bloody conflicts in South Sudan have claimed tens of thousands of lives. 2.1 million people have fled. Around 660,000 people are receiving aid from us, host families who accommodate refugees are also being supported.
- We provide refugees with food, accommodation and hygiene products
- Distribution of agricultural equipment and seeds
- Improvement of drinking water provision
- Together with the population we are building dykes and planting trees in order to be able to control floods and secure harvests
- Construction of schools and centres for small children
Uganda: Helping refugees to provide for themselves
Many people flee from the war in South Sudan to Uganda - many families are on the road for weeks on end. In Uganda they receive allocated land on which they can live and grow food. But what about when you have to leave everything behind?
- We are supporting refugees with seeds, agricultural equipment and training
- Women receive goats, in order to be able to provide milk and meat for themselves and their families
- We are building classrooms and equipping schools, so refugee children can learn again
- Construction of latrines and washing rooms
Creating jobs for refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Political insecurity and violence dominate the life of the people in the DR Congo. Welthungerhilfe has been active in the country since 1997 and provides emergency aid and supports the development of infrastructure. What we are currently doing for refugees in Eastern Congo:
- Through improvements in the infrastructure, for example, the building of roads and bridges, we are promoting trade in remote areas and enabling access to schools and health centres
- We are distributing seeds and equipment and advising on better cultivation methods
- Cash for Work programme: Jobs for numerous people in road construction
- Training on topics of hygiene, nutrition and health (e.g. HIV)Congo: Refugee camps and road construction
Niger: Support for families fleeing from Boko Haram
We are supporting refugees who have left Nigeria, fleeing from Boko Haram. In Niger, the poorest country in the world, hundreds of thousands of refugees have been accommodated with host families - our project therefore also incorporates this.
- Around 3,000 refugee and host families receive food for three months
- Parallel to this, new agricultural land plots for 500 families are being developed and agricultural equipment distributed
- Fishermen receiving nets and boats
Refugees in Sudan
Over 2 million people in Sudan are fleeing within their own country, more than 1 million children under five years old are undernourished. According to UN OCHA, the situation is becoming increasingly alarming, particularly due to the ongoing armed conflicts. How we are supporting people in Sudan:
- We are distributing food as well as vouchers, with which refugees can select their own food from retailers
- Farmers are receiving donkey ploughs, high quality seeds and training.
- Support of the local fishing industry
- Installation of a tank for cattle troughs, erection of a slaughter place and cooling facilities
Showing solidarity means helping – donate now for our emergency aid
No-one flees voluntarily. Support our work today with a financial donation and help us to enable a better future for thousands of refugees. With over 50 years of experience in development cooperation and emergency aid, we promise that your donations will reach our projects across the world.
Or by bank transfer to the following account:
Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V.
BLZ: 370 501 98
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