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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

    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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  • Johanniter Expands Relief for Lebanon

    Johanniter Expands Relief for Lebanon

    20.08.2020

    Expert team supports emergency relief in Beirut and prevention measures against the spread of COVID-19.

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  • World Humanitarian Day: Partners Are Local Heroes
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    World Humanitarian Day: Partners Are Local Heroes

    18.08.2020

    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.

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  • Lebanon: Food and cash aid for families in Beirut
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    Lebanon: Food and cash aid for families in Beirut

    12.08.2020

    Together with its partner organisation "Nabaa", Johanniter started distributing food parcels to 350 families today.

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  • Our International Activities Report 2019
    A women with a big smile and seeds in her hands

    Our International Activities Report 2019

    11.08.2020

    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.

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  • Youngest human right celebrates birthday
     A little boy drinks from a drinking fountain

    Youngest human right celebrates birthday

    28.07.2020

    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.

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  • Lebanon: New Horizons for Young People
    Teenagers with mouth-and-nose covering masks are sitting in a classroom

    Lebanon: New Horizons for Young People

    10.07.2020

    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.

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  • Kenya: Food Security Thanks to Young Entrepreneurs
    Three juveniles working in a greenhouse

    Kenya: Food Security Thanks to Young Entrepreneurs

    19.06.2020

    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.

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  • Uganda: Escape From Sexual Violence

    Uganda: Escape From Sexual Violence

    18.06.2020

    The 17-year-old Margaret (name changed) from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and her family have found shelter in Uganda. There, they are supported by our partner organisation ACORD.

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  • Ecuador: "Like a Magnet that Hold Everyone Together"
    A demonstration. You can see a poster that says "Cancer without medical treatment? This is violence!"

    Ecuador: "Like a Magnet that Hold Everyone Together"

    11.06.2020

    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.

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  • Uganda: Project Activities Restart with Preventive Corona Measures
    In trainings, community-based helpers draw attention to the importance of hand washing against corona

    Uganda: Project Activities Restart with Preventive Corona Measures

    29.05.2020

    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.

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  • Afghanistan: Johanniter Survey Highlights Special Dangers for Women due to Corona Pandemic
    A man at a fever screening

    Afghanistan: Johanniter Survey Highlights Special Dangers for Women due to Corona Pandemic

    27.05.2020

    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.

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  • Myanmar: Sources of Income Cut Off by Pandemic
    A poster with information about the Corona Virus

    Myanmar: Sources of Income Cut Off by Pandemic

    15.05.2020

    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.

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  • Mozambique: Hygiene material handed over to health authorities
    Transfer of the aids to the health authority of the province of Manica

    Mozambique: Hygiene material handed over to health authorities

    23.04.2020

    On 18 April, the organisation Kubatsirana handed over important materials to the local health authority in the province of Manica to help fight the spread of coronavirus.

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  • COVID-19 in crisis-ridden Afghanistan
    A man measures the blood pressure of a woman, both wear a mouth-nose covering mask.

    COVID-19 in crisis-ridden Afghanistan

    13.04.2020

    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.

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  • Corona Prevention in DR Congo: "People Are Sensitized by Ebola"
    A man is washing his hands at a handwashing basin

    Corona Prevention in DR Congo: "People Are Sensitized by Ebola"

    07.04.2020

    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.

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  • COVID-19: A Challenge for All of Us
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    COVID-19: A Challenge for All of Us

    24.03.2020

    Statement by Susanne Wesemann, director of Johanniter International Assistance, on the coronavirus pandemic

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  • One Year Cyclone Idai in Mozambique: Access to Food still at Risk
     A woman is sitting on the floor next to  the seed distributed by Johanniter

    One Year Cyclone Idai in Mozambique: Access to Food still at Risk

    11.03.2020

    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.

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  • Mozambique: Where there is no doctor
    Patients wait for their treatment in the health center

    Mozambique: Where there is no doctor

    25.02.2020

    After Hurricane Idai in March 2019, health care in the affected regions of Mozambique collapsed in many areas. We supported the local partner organisation Esmabama in stabilising health care.

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  • Locusts in Kenya: Johanniter Provides 200,000 Euro for Emergency Aid
    A tree with many locusts

    Locusts in Kenya: Johanniter Provides 200,000 Euro for Emergency Aid

    12.02.2020

    "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.

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  • Food sovereignty for small farmers families
    A women in traditional clothes waters her plants

    Food sovereignty for small farmers families

    30.01.2020

    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.

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  • Cambodia: Sharing Knowledge for better Nutrition for Women
    Cheng Soveth in her garden

    Cambodia: Sharing Knowledge for better Nutrition for Women

    20.02.2020

    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.

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  • Uganda: Cooking together, preventing malnutrition
    Women sitting on the floor feeding their children with the food they cooked together

    Uganda: Cooking together, preventing malnutrition

    14.01.2020

    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.

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  • Emergency Relief after Earthquakes in the Philippines
    Assessment in the affected region of Mindanao

    Emergency Relief after Earthquakes in the Philippines

    06.12.2019

    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.

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  • Ebola in DR Congo: Johanniter Focus On Prevention
    Johanniter staff members inform about Ebola

    Ebola in DR Congo: Johanniter Focus On Prevention

    04.12.2019

    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.

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  • High barriers for people with disabilities
    Girl in a Refugee Camp

    High barriers for people with disabilities

    03.12.2019

    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.

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  • Kenya: Heavy floods after long drought so far claimed 48 lives
    An elderly lady draws water from the river, which has brown water

    Kenya: Heavy floods after long drought so far claimed 48 lives

    10.11.2019

    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.

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  • For a sustainable health care system in North Kivu
    Theophile Jamie Lukoo at Kibabi Health Center

    For a sustainable health care system in North Kivu

    24.10.2019

    We have been supporting the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the health sector for over 20 years. With our health stations we provide medical care for tens of thousands of people.

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  • Mobile health and clean water for Kabul
    Woman with disability receives walking aid

    Mobile health and clean water for Kabul

    22.10.2019

    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.

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  • Indonesia: Resolving Difficulties with Knowledge
    A little boy fills a barrel with drinking water from an INANTA tanker

    Indonesia: Resolving Difficulties with Knowledge

    26.09.2019

    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.

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  • South Sudan: "ICCM Approach Drastically Reduced Deaths"
    A woman with her baby in a health center

    South Sudan: "ICCM Approach Drastically Reduced Deaths"

    11.09.2019

    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.

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  • People affected by landmines: Facing their fate
    Ko Min Min with prosthetic leg stands on a field.

    People affected by landmines: Facing their fate

    03.10.2019

    Landmines claim their victims almost daily in Southeast Asian Myanmar. In East Bago, Johanniter is helping the affected people to cope with life afterwards.

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  • Escape from ruin
    Sergio La Cruz in his accommodation

    Escape from ruin

    20.12.2018

    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.

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  • South Sudan: More protection and health for girls and women
    A women with two kids on her way home

    South Sudan: More protection and health for girls and women

    18.12.2018

    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.

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  • Uganda: Chance for disadvantaged people in a foreign country
    A refugee stands on crutches in her garden

    Uganda: Chance for disadvantaged people in a foreign country

    22.08.2018

    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.

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  • First Retinal Research Laboratory Opened in Palestine
    Dr. Al Talbishi and his team in their laboratory

    First Retinal Research Laboratory Opened in Palestine

    23.03.2018

    St John Eye Hospital, the leading centre for eye care in Palestine, officially opened the first retinal research laboratory on 19 March. The laboratory allows to process patient data more efficiently.

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  • Training midwives for safe childbirths
    Future midwives treat a pregnant woman at a clinic in Balkh

    Training midwives for safe childbirths

    13.02.2018

    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.

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  • Integral aid against malnutrition
    A woman with a biogas plant

    Integral aid against malnutrition

    29.09.2017

    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.

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