Humanitarian Aid in Emergency Situations

We Ensure Survival after Catastrophes

Due to conflicts, disasters and the consequences of climate change, the worldwide need for humanitarian aid has increased in recent years. According to UN figures, 168 million people will be dependent on humanitarian aid for their survival in 2020. Ensuring survival is a core task of Johanniter International Assistance. We support people in need with medical emergency aid and humanitarian aid.

Emergency Medical Team For Outpatient Medical Care

The EMT Team

The right to assistance, protection and a life in dignity applies at all times and especially to people in need. After disasters, our Emergency Medical Team (EMT) of volunteers assumes the outpatient medical care of affected people and facilitates access to clean drinking water. Our EMT was classified as an "Emergency Medical Type 1 Mobile" by the World Health Organization WHO in 2017.  Each measure and each deployment is closely coordinated with actors in the humanitarian system.

We Orientate Our Work on Demand and International Standards

With the distribution of relief goods or financial resources, we improve the basic essentials for people in need. In doing so, we are guided by concrete needs and international humanitarian sphere standards to ensure the quality and efficiency of our aid. Wherever possible, we seek to cooperate with local partner organisations at an early stage. For us, humanitarian emergency aid is usually the starting point for a sustainable and longer-term commitment. In addition to reconstruction, we want to strengthen the resilience of affected families and communities in order to better overcome future crises. Especially for refugees and internally displaced persons, we want to strengthen social and economic integration through access to health care, education and work.

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