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.
Uganda: “The force used by a man to control his wife is considered legitimate”
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.
Cambodia: "Violence against women is not a women's issue alone"
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.
South Sudan: Step-by-step improvement of birth attendance
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.
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.
Number of people suffering from acute hunger might double
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.
Disaster preparedness: preventing suffering before it happens
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.
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
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.
Turkey: Johanniter expert supports WHO EMT initiative
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).
Johanniter International Assistance aims to involve local actors more closely in the humanitarian system and give them a more prominent role in it. This is why the partner approach plays an important role in our projects.