What We Do Against Corona Worldwide

Johanniter International Assistance is adapting its current project activities to respond to the worldwide corona pandemic. The goal is to maintain regular relief activities as far as national restrictions and security conditions allow. In addition, the focus lies on prevention measures to protect people in the project countries from infections and COVID-19 disease. Here you will find all information at a glance.

Cambodia: Against poverty in times of Corona

Eine Frau zwischen vertrockneten Pflanzen
16 November 2021

Malnutrition and health problems are symptoms of deep poverty. With a multi-sectoral approach, local Johanniter partners in Cambodia are slowly reducing the causes. The Corona pandemic poses special challenges for people and organisations.

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Johanniter send Medical Team to Papua New Guinea

08 April 2021

A few days ago, the World Health Organisation issued an international appeal for medical assistance to Papua New Guinea. The country currently sees a significant increase in SARS-CoV-2 cases and widespread, uncontrolled transmission of COVID-19. 

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Lockdown in Lebanon: Families put to a Tough Test

Ein Junge macht Hausaufgaben am Wohnzimmertisch
02 February 2021

Since mid January, a hard lockdown has been in place in Lebanon. Our staff member Roy Joude spoke to several families to find out how they are currently coping. 

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South Sudan: Containing Corona with Volunteers

13 November 2020

Officially, South Sudan registers low corona case numbers. Nevertheless, the effects of the pandemic are manifold for the country. Since March, Johanniter volunteers have reached almost 120,000 people with awareness raising measures.

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Johanniter support measures against COVID-19 in Kosovo

Lorena Steinbach und Ragino Fagner
17 September 2020

A team of 15 medical experts led by the Robert Koch Institute is travelling to Kosovo today to assist in the fight against COVID-19. Three Johanniter volunteers will be part of the team.

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Johanniter Expands Relief for Lebanon

24 August 2020

Expert team supports emergency relief in Beirut and prevention measures against the spread of COVID-19.

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Uganda: Project Activities Restart with Preventive Corona Measures

Gemeindebasierte Helferinnen und Helfer machen auf die Bedeutung des Händewaschens gegen Corona in Trainings aufmerksam
29 May 2020

According to official figures, 281 people in Uganda tested positive for coronavirus by 28 May 2020. The Government has restricted movements on all districts on the border points.

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Afghanistan: Johanniter Survey Highlights Special Dangers for Women due to Corona Pandemic

Zwei Mitarbeitende des Gesundheitssystems
27 May 2020

The Johanniter team and partner organisations in Afghanistan conducted a representative survey on COVID-19 among Afghan health workers. Every 13th infected person works in the health sector.

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Myanmar: Sources of Income Cut Off by Pandemic

Ein Plakat mit Hinweisen zum Corona-Virus
15 May 2020

Our local partner organization Karen Department of Health and Welfare (KDHW) in Myanmar provides information about the corona virus and health policy developments in the settlement of Lay Kay Kaw New Town in Karen State.

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Mozambique: Hygiene material handed over to health authorities

Übergabe der Hilfsmittel an die Gesundheitsbehörde der Provinz Manica
23 April 2020

On 18 April, the organisation Kubatsirana handed over important materials to the local health authority in the province of Manica to help fight the spread of coronavirus

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COVID-19 in crisis-ridden Afghanistan

Ein Mann misst den Blutdruck einer Frau, beide tragen eine Mund-Nasen Bedeckung
13 April 2020

More and more people around the world are being infected with the COVID-19 virus, and the number of those infected is also increasing in Afghanistan. The fragile health care system could hardly react to a nationwide outbreak.

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Corona Prevention in DR Congo: "People Are Sensitized by Ebola"

Ein Mann wäscht sich die Hände an einem Handwaschbecken der Johanniter
07 April 2020

Louis Massing (48) is general practitioner and has been working for Johanniter International Assistance in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 2016. As Head of Mission he currently organizes the activities together with his team in the areas of health and WASH.

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COVID-19: A Challenge for All of Us

Susanne Wesemann
24 March 2020

Statement by Susanne Wesemann, director of Johanniter International Assistance, on the coronavirus pandemic

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