What we do

Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe supports people, who have fallen victim of natural disasters, armed conflict and displacement and who are unable to cope on their own in the emergency situation, in which they find themselves. We help people in great need – worldwide, regardless of their colour, religion and nationality.

  • Conflicts
  • Flights and displacements
  • Epidemics
  • Droughts
  • Floods
  • Colds
  • Earthquakes
  • Hurricanes
  • Volcanic eruptions

Our way of working

How do we see the working environment?

Humanitarian assistance is mostly provided during crises, so we are frequently confronted with complex security situations. The social and economic situation of the population is usually desperate. Working in such difficult circumstances requires very good analysis of the socioeconomic and political power relations, good knowledge of the local conditions and access to the sections of the population that are most badly affected. The way in which aid is delivered is very important to us, and we endeavour to provide our aid in such a way that human dignity is maintained and the context is appropriate.

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We help with

  • Reconstruction
  • Protection
  • Disaster risk reduction
  • Food
  • Health, medical care, psychological support
  • WASH, water, sanitation, hygenie
  • Cash transfer
  • Lobby and advocacy
  • Non food items, blankets, tarpaulins, cooking utensils

Our focus

How do we see our operational fields?

We work with our partners to develop projects and then present them to donors or fund them ourselves. The areas in which we operate are very diverse. They are selected on the basis of the specialist knowledge of the partner organisations or the local context. We select our partner organisations not on the basis of the field in which they specialise, but on the basis of their experience in humanitarian assistance.

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