News from our projects

  • Amin is cooking

    Uganda: „My heart bleeds whenever I see a sick or malnourished child“


    The South Sudanese Nema Yar Amin has been living in the Rhino refugee camp in Uganda since 2015. Here she cares for malnourished children by counselling the mothers and improving the nutritional situation. Our partner CEFORD supports her.

  • Akai Loroi with a goat

    Kenya: Osmosis system supplies communities with water


    The Turkana region in northwestern Kenya is one of the poorest regions in the country. Due to climatic changes, the food security of the people is further endangered. Together with our partner AICHM, we support the local people.

  • Lebanon: Help against an approaching collapse


    The economic decline in Lebanon has been worsening for months. Our partner Naba'a distributes relief supplies to 590 people.

  • Lomuju is sitting on a chair, looking on the long road in front of him.

    Flight: When psychological wounds hardly heal


    Experienced violence and the resulting flight leave deep scars on many of those affected, which can have consequences for many years afterwards. Our partnerorganisation CEFORD provides psychological support to overcome trauma.

  • Afghanistan: Johanniter expands its activities


    The possible shift of power due to the withdrawal of NATO troops will also affect the work of Johanniter in the country. Rik Vaassen traveled to Afghanistan to discuss our future perspectives in the country with the team on site.

  • DR Congo: Cholera threatens after volcanic eruption


    Hundreds of thousands are fleeing a possible further volcanic eruption in eastern Congo. Their accommodation as well as food, water, and sanitation supplies are not guaranteed. Johanniter supports with cholera infusions.

  • Two little girls are standing in a field in dirty clothes. In the background is a wooden hut

    Protests and Corona in Colombia: Health system reaches breaking point


    Violent protests have been erupting in Colombia for weeks. Our staff member Kirsten Wesenberg describes in an interview how badly the country is affected by Corona, poverty, violence and a health care system that is working at its limits.

  • Myanmar after the Coup: "I am very worried"


    After a process of democratization in recent years, the military took back control in the Southeast Asian country in a coup on Feb. 1, 2021.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Johanniter send Medical Team to Papua New Guinea


    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.

  • Healing Invisible Scars


    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.