In recent years relief organisations have been faced with growing challenges in the mastering of humanitarian emergency- and catastrophe situations abroad.
Coordination of relief organisations
Relief organisations worldwide must increasingly coordinate their humanitarian support: with partners on the spot, governments and international institutions, and above all among themselves. Only in this way can the suffering of refugees, those displaced and the survivors of cross-border catastrophes be alleviated.
Aktion Deutschland Hilft, Germany’s Relief Coalition, has assumed the task of supporting the victims of extensive catastrophes abroad, quickly and according to need. Their suffering is to be effectively alleviated through united powers, their basis for existence reinstated and permanently assured. In exceptional cases, Germany’s Relief Coalition is also active at home.
Experience & competence under one roof
Aktion Deutschland Hilft unites under one roof the experience and competence of twelve organisations that have for many years provided humanitarian relief abroad. All members have their individual strengths and over a number of years have established their contacts to partners in various countries.
Germany’s Relief Coalition members provide their expert competence and experience to realise efficient aid projects according to need. The varied expertise and abilities of the individual members are bundled for use in the case of wars and conflicts, famines, earthquakes, flooding and other disasters. The member organisations exchange current information daily when combating catastrophes and also agree in advance about further action.
Members of the Emergency Appeals Alliance:
- Belgium: CONSORTIUM 12-12
- Germany: AKTION DEUTSCHLAND HILFT
- Great Britain: DEC
- Netherlands: STICHTING SAMENWERKENDE HULPORGANISATIES (SHO)
- Japan: JAPAN PLATFORM
- Canada: HUMANITARIAN COALITION CANADA
- Sweden: RADIOHJÄLPEN
- Switzerland: Glückskette
- USA: GLOBAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE
Most recent member is Ireland.
Further members are the Samaritans.