by Germany's Relief Coalition
Our alliance organisations implement disaster risk reduction projects worldwide. They help people protect themselves against the impacts of climate change, they impart knowledge that saves lives in the event of natural disasters, and install early warning systems together with local people. Your donation to disaster risk reduction helps to prevent great suffering!
Disaster Risk Reduction: This is how we help worldwide!
Our main areas of focus are:
- Climate Change: Jointly mitigate its effects
- Infrastructure: Places of refuge in the event of a disaster
- Volunteers: More safety through combined forces
- Education: Vital theory and practice
- Emergency Plans: Prepare early & and prevent the worst
Climate Change: Jointly mitigate its effects
Prolonged droughts, parched soils, violent weather extremes such as hurricanes: many of these natural phenomena are due to the global rise in temperature.
Climate change is already clearly evident for many people worldwide. Aid organisations of our alliance support them: in trainings, farmers learn to cope with the new weather conditions, volunteers grow absorbent plants in flooded areas and improve the water supply in remote villages.
Infrastructure: Places of refuge in the event of a disaster
Houses that cannot withstand the force of storms or earthquakes. Washed out roads and bridges. Lack of sanitation and running water: the consequences of natural disasters are often particularly severe in poorer countries.
Our alliance organisations help people around the world to brace themselves against natural disasters. For example, with shelters where they can retreat in case of danger, with flood-proof reservoirs or the construction of earthquake-proof houses.
Volunteers: More safety through combined forces
What is the safest short cut? What is the typical weather like? Who is the neediest community member? This is what the locals of a village or region know best. And this knowledge can save lives in the event of a disaster.
In countries that are particularly vulnerable to cyclones, earthquakes or droughts, our alliance organisations support people in pooling this knowledge: they form teams of volunteers, build networks and offer first aid courses.
Education: Vital theory and practice
Knowledge can save lives. For example, knowledge about what to do in the event of an earthquake, how climate change affects the environment or how houses should be built to withstand storms.
Our alliance organisations impart this vital knowledge to children and adults in vulnerable regions and support them in passing it on to relatives, neighbours and friends.
Emergency Plans: Prepare early & and prevent the worst
When people learn late about approaching hurricanes or tsunamis, they are often unable to get out of danger in time. Analyses of weather data, improved networks and reliable communication can save lives!
Aid organisations of our alliance support the development of emergency plans and early warning systems.
Our worldwide aid would not be possible without your help. Thank you very much for your support!