Ensuring Survival

We support people affected by crises and disasters.

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For A Life with Health and Dignity

In humanitarian crises and after disasters, we enable affected people to survive with dignity. We help them to cope better with the effects of crises, violent conflicts, natural disasters or climate change by strengthening their resilience.

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Ongoing Projects
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International Assistance of Johanniter – Worldwide

International Assistance of Johanniter – Worldwide

Our country offices implement and coordinate projects with our local partners or Johanniter's own teams.

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News from our projects

  • GROWTH - Grassroots Organizational Development – Working Towards Humanity

    GROWTH - Grassroots Organizational Development – Working Towards Humanity

    18.01.2021

    The cross-border GROWTH project supports ten grassroots civil society organisations from Myanmar, Cambodia and the Philippines in their organisational development.

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  • Uganda: “The force used by a man to control his wife is considered legitimate”

    Uganda: “The force used by a man to control his wife is considered legitimate”

    07.12.2020

    Atwiine Muhindi Catherine, Programme Coordinator of our partner organisation ACORD tells us about the especially hard situation for refugees, as well as about the impacts of the Corona Pandemic on women in Uganda.

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  • Cambodia: "Violence against women is not a women's issue alone"

    Cambodia: "Violence against women is not a women's issue alone"

    01.12.2020

    In Cambodia, we work together with Women Peace Makers (WPM) organisation, whose director Suyheang Kry describes in an interview why gender-specific violence is so widespread in this Asian country and what her organisation does to combat it.

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  • South Sudan: Containing Corona with Volunteers

    South Sudan: Containing Corona with Volunteers

    13.11.2020

    Since March, Johanniter volunteers have reached almost 120,000 people with awareness raising measures.

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  • South Sudan: Step-by-step improvement of birth attendance
    A pregnant woman is being examined

    South Sudan: Step-by-step improvement of birth attendance

    03.11.2020

    In 2017, Johanniter started the construction of a maternity ward in the village of Kangi in South Sudan, to provide women with better medical care. The reason: The risk of a pregnant woman dying is as high as one in seven.

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  • Mozambique: „Without supplies, shelter and water“
    Camp "25 Junho"

    Mozambique: „Without supplies, shelter and water“

    30.10.2020

    The armed conflicts in the province of Cabo Delgado have been intensifying for months. Nearly 330,000 people had to flee, and according to our staff member, help is only being given in a fragmentary manner.

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  • Number of people suffering from acute hunger might double
    A women is feeding her child with a mug

    Number of people suffering from acute hunger might double

    15.10.2020

    World Food Day on 16 October draws attention to the 690 million people currently suffering from hunger worldwide. In a new regional programme, Johanniter is supporting in particular women and children to improve their nutritional situation.

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  • Disaster preparedness: preventing suffering before it happens

    Disaster preparedness: preventing suffering before it happens

    13.10.2020

    Almost 95 million people were affected by increasing natural disasters and extreme weather events worldwide in 2019. In Indonesia and the Philippines, our local partners are implementing disaster preparedness.

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  • There is no Health without Mental Health

    There is no Health without Mental Health

    10.10.2020

    Interview: On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, the head of our partner TPO, Dr. Sotheara Chhim, explains why assistance is so important for mental health in Cambodia.

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  • Iraq: Healing Open Wounds After the Reign of IS
    A employee of the Jiyan Foundation and some patients are making appointments

    Iraq: Healing Open Wounds After the Reign of IS

    08.10.2020

    During the regime of IS, the Iraqi city of Alquosh has taken in many traumatised refugees. Our partner organisation Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights offered psychological support for those affected and was striving to reduce tensions dur

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  • Refugees in Uganda: Chance For a New Start

    Refugees in Uganda: Chance For a New Start

    30.09.2020

    Uganda is home for displaced persons from 13 African countries. Together with the local partner CEFORD, we supported refugee families in a refugee settlement to grow vegetables. A new project expands the activities.

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  • Johanniter volunteers support measures against COVID-19 in Kosovo
    Lorena Steinbach and Ragino Fagner

    Johanniter volunteers support measures against COVID-19 in Kosovo

    21.09.2020

    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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  • Turkey: Johanniter expert supports WHO EMT initiative
    Manfred Emmerling

    Turkey: Johanniter expert supports WHO EMT initiative

    21.09.2020

    Manfred Emmerling, our Logistics Coordinator, will join a team of the World Health Organization (WHO) as a technical expert on 22 and 23 September 2020 to certify the new Turkish Emergency Medical Team (EMT).

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Our Sectors

  • Health for All

    Health for All

    We support basic medical care with a special focus on mother-child health and on particularly vulnerable groups. Preventive measures reduce diseases and mortality rates in the medium and long term.

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  • Securing Nutrition and Income

    Securing Nutrition and Income

    Everyone should have access at all times to safe and adequate food that meets their needs and enables them to live a healthy life. This is the basis for earning an income of their own.

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  • Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

    Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

    We integrate preventive hygiene measures into our health projects. We also support the construction, maintenance and access to adequate drinking water and sanitation facilities.

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