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.

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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.

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Six stories chronicle lives renewed after years of calamitous Pakistani floods

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ACT general secretary visits Syrian refugees

ACT general secretary visits Syrian refugees

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.

Inside Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp

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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.

ACT speaks out on Syria

ACT speaks out on Syria

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On the eve of his visit to the region, ACT Alliance General Secretary John Nduna calls for peace, respect for international law and adequate funding to address the mounting humanitarian crisis in the region.

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