Protecting human lives
Global challenges such as poverty, the effects of climate change, food and water insecurity and armed crises have dramatically increased the need for humanitarian aid. According to the UN Refugee Agency, conflicts and persecution have forced nearly 60 million people worldwide to flee their homes in 2014. Beneficiaries and partners of the DAHW are frequently confronted with crisis situations - with profound impact on their lives and on DAHW’s interventions in the affected areas.
DAHW assists in the areas of medical care, health infrastructure, water and nutrition. The focus on regions with local experience, know-how and cooperating networks allows DAHW to set-up quick and targeted crises interventions. Moreover, building capacity of partner organisations strengthens local disaster preparedness and response. DAHW’s humanitarian aid targets particularly women, children, elderly, people with disabilities, internally displaced persons and refugees.