Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH)
Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe provides humanitarian aid worldwide. It supports people who have fallen victim to natural disasters, war and displacement. Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe helps people in greatest need – worldwide, regardless of their colour, religion and nationality.
One of the most important principles of its work is impartiality and independence. Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe painstakingly observes its aim not to become an instrument for political, economic or military interests. Particularly in conflict areas, it attaches great value to asserting its independence from all parties involved.
The nature and scope of the assistance is tailored to the specific situation present in each disaster zone. Aid measures are designed to suit the local conditions and are integrated in the economic, social and political context of a specific country or region. They are adjusted to respond to the individual needs and situation of the aid recipients, with respect and dignity, and to protect valid laws and traditions. Aid is deployed according to need and corresponds with local standards. Aid materials are purchased locally as much as possible.
Latest from Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH)
Aug 21, 2014
20 August 2014 - A school in the Kurdish city of Erbil in north Iraq has become a makeshift home for refugees displaced by the advance of Islamic State fighters. From its classrooms, an ACT Alliance member is offering hundreds of people food, household goods and other staples of life
May 02, 2013
Colombia's recent progress in promoting human rights is promising, but the country still has a long way to go in meeting its obligations in this area.
Apr 04, 2013
Read stories reported from the field that describe the impacts of ongoing support to flood-affected Pakistani communities since 2010.
Dec 04, 2012
As the Syrian refugee crisis escalates, ACT General Secretary John Nduna compels the international community to redouble its efforts to provide essential, life-saving services.
Nov 28, 2012
The population of the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan has already surpassed 41,000 and is expected to reach peak capacity of 60,000 shortly, as more Syrians flee fighting.