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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Partner Organisations
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Ongoing Projects
700
Volunteers
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

  • Afghanistan: Help for people in need must remain possible

    Afghanistan: Help for people in need must remain possible

    Johanniter, CARE, Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe, Help - Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe, Islamic Relief, Welthungerhilfe and World Vision promise to stay in Afghanistan as long as their work is needed.

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  • Logistics Makes Assistance Possible

    Logistics Makes Assistance Possible

    14 April 2021

    Logistics has become a highly sensitive and perfectly timed undertaking. That's why planning skills and leadership are most important. Also in humanitarian aid.

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  • Johanniter send Medical Team to Papua New Guinea

    Johanniter send Medical Team to Papua New Guinea

    08.04.2021

    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.

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  • Healing Invisible Scars

    Healing Invisible Scars

    07.04.2021

    Mental health is an important part of every individual's life. But it is particularly at risk among people experiencing refugee situations and gender-based violence.

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  • 10 years EU MODEX: For Worldwide Missions as Team Players

    10 years EU MODEX: For Worldwide Missions as Team Players

    25.03.2021

    For several years, Johanniter and its partners have been leading the EU MODEX for medical + USAR modules. During the civil protection exercises, European rescue forces train together to help quickly and effectively in the event of a disaster.

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  • Ecuador: Integration as foundation for a better life

    Ecuador: Integration as foundation for a better life

    10.03.2021

    Together with the Red Cross Ecuador, we launched a project at the end of last year to help Venezuelan migrants and host communities with integration in four cities across the country.

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  • Kenya: Fit for First Aid

    Kenya: Fit for First Aid

    11.02.2021

    Kenya is facing an increasing number of natural disasters. Then, first responders play an important role. To enable them to respond better to disasters in the future, we have started a new project together with three regional partners.

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  • Lockdown in Lebanon: Families put to a Tough Test
    A boy makes his homework at the table in a living room

    Lockdown in Lebanon: Families put to a Tough Test

    02.02.2021

    Since mid January, a hard lockdown has been in place in Lebanon. Throughout the country, people are no longer allowed to go out on the streets. Our staff member Roy Joude spoke to several families to find out how they are currently coping.

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  • 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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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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