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)

Lam Pulo: Orphans

Lam Pulo: Orphans

Dec 19, 2014

19 December 2014 - Tsunami+10 - Assuring orphaned children a place to live

Post-typhoon housing in Ugiao, Jaro

Post-typhoon housing in Ugiao, Jaro

Nov 26, 2014

26 November 2014 - To help vulnerable families after typhoon Haiyan, ACT member Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe built 58 permanent shelters in Jaro, Leyte, one of the worst affected areas.

Iraqis flee fighting for safety of school compounds

Iraqis flee fighting for safety of school compounds

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

Human rights key to lasting peace in Colombia

Human rights key to lasting peace in Colombia

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.

Six stories chronicle lives renewed after years of calamitous Pakistani floods

Six stories chronicle lives renewed after years of calamitous Pakistani floods

Apr 04, 2013

Read stories reported from the field that describe the impacts of ongoing support to flood-affected Pakistani communities since 2010.

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