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.
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).
On August 19, the world commemorates humanitarian aid workers who lost their lives in the course of their work. Especially during the Corona pandemic, it becomes clear how important local partners are in order to help effectively.
Our International Activities Report 2019 takes a closer look at our activities in Mozambique after cyclone Idai or the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Furthermore, we look at what we do to prevent Corona.
On 28 July 2010, the right to water and sanitation was officially recognised as a human right by the United Nations General Assembly. But even ten years later, one person in ten still does not have access to clean drinking water.
An ongoing economic crisis and growing unrest have destabilized the situation in Lebanon in recent months. The COVID 19 pandemic has further exacerbated the situation. Our project enables 540 young people to receive vocational training.
Kenya: Food Security Thanks to Young Entrepreneurs
Young people between the age of 15 and 24 make up one fifth of the Kenya's population, but only 22 percent of them have a job. Together with the local partner organisation ICL, we support young entrepreneurs in Turkana County.
Ecuador: "Like a Magnet that Hold Everyone Together"
In Sucumbíos especially women have only limited access to health and education as well as political and social participation.They have receive support in the areas of health and violence prevention through our partner organisation FMS.
Uganda: Project Activities Restart with Preventive Corona Measures
According to official figures, 281 people in Uganda tested positive for coronavirus by 28 May 2020. The Government has restricted movements. Our partner organisation ACORD continues with their activities in Kyangwali refugee settlement.
Afghanistan: Johanniter Survey Highlights Special Dangers for Women due to Corona Pandemic
Our 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. We are expanding protective measures against the virus.
Our local partner organisation 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.
The fragile health care system could hardly react to a nationwide outbreak. Johanniter therefore supports the health authorities in screening, education and protective equipment for staff and patients.
Corona Prevention in DR Congo: "People Are Sensitized by Ebola"
Interview with Louis Massing about Corona prevention in DR Congo. Massing is general practitioner and has been working for Johanniter since 2016. As Head of Mission he organizes the activities with his team in the areas of health and WASH.
One Year Cyclone Idai in Mozambique: Access to Food still at Risk
One year after the devastating cyclone Idai, the situation in Mozambique has only partially calmed down, more than one million people remain dependent on food aid. We support communities where food production is still endangered.
Locusts in Kenya: Johanniter Provides 200,000 Euro for Emergency Aid
"This is an unprecedented situation we are facing," says Mohamoud Duale, executive director of our partner organisation RACIDA in northern Kenya. Here, Johanniter and RACIDA are currently supporting the population.
Families in northern Ecuador who live from agriculture are among the most disadvantaged groups in the country. Together with our local partners, we are committed to sustainable agriculture, food sovereignty and income security.
Cambodia: Sharing Knowledge for better Nutrition for Women
If women of childbearing age do not achieve the so-called "Minimum Dietary Diversity for Women" (MDD-W), this often has devastating consequences for the development of children. We are improving nutrition in local communities.
In the Palabek refugee camp, people are not able to provide for themselves because they do not have enough land to grow food. We support especially mothers in providing a balanced nutrition for themselves and their children.
Emergency Relief after Earthquakes in the Philippines
In the aftermath of a series of devastating earthquakes that rocked the Philippine provinces of Cotabato and Davao del Sur, at Mindanao, 231,000 people are affected. Our partner organisation ECOweb provides emergency relief.
Since the Ebola outbreak in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Johanniter has been fighting against the spread of the deadly virus. The armed conflict makes the preventive measures more difficult.
About one in eight people in Lebanon has a physical, sensory or mental disability. We primarily support Palestinian and Syrian young people with disabilities in their search for a qualified job in order to lead a life in dignity.
Kenya: Heavy floods after long drought so far claimed 48 lives
After months of drought, heavy rainfall began in large parts of Kenya in early October. This resulted in severe flooding, landslides and mudslides. 100,000 people are currently affected and at least 48 people have died.
The Afghan capital Kabul is the destination of hundreds of thousands of internally displaced persons and returnees fleeing the violence in their own country. Thousands of families live in extremely precarious accommodation. We provide relief.
After a severe earthquake struck in September 2018, we helped affected communities with emergency assistance through local partner organisations. Subsequent activities focused on preventive measures and the return to normality.
South Sudan: "ICCM Approach Drastically Reduced Deaths"
This year, Johanniter in South Sudan began introducing the integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) approach. The project will improve timely health care for children under five living in rural communities in Wau and Jur River Counties.
At least one million people have left Venezuela for Colombia in the last months. Sergio Lacruz sought refuge in the Colombian city of Medellín in June 2018. There, we support migrants from Venezuela as well as internally displaced Colombians.
South Sudan: More protection and health for girls and women
On average, eight pregnant women and five newborns die every day in South Sudan from birth complications. We are committed to improving the care of pregnant women and providing more protection against violence.
Uganda: Chance for disadvantaged people in a foreign country
The Kyganwali refugee settlement in Uganda is home to more than 100,000 refugees. They are given a piece of land, but this is rarely enough to support themselves. We are supporting the people in this situation.
In 2012, Johanniter started supporting a training programme for midwives in the Afghan province of Balkh to reduce the alarming mother-child mortality rate in the country. In early 2018, the third training cycle started in Takhar Province.
More efficient and integrated agriculture, protection of nature and resources, income improvements for women and healthier eating habits: we are supporting 45,000 people to become more resilient to global warming and the threat of poverty.
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.