Charitable donations 2019
Here you can find out more about the fundraising projects, we’re supporting at the moment:
- Together against the deaths in the Mediterranean Sea by SOS MEDITERRANEE
- First Aid Yemen by Aktion Deutschland Hilft
- Health Care Center Emergency Protocol by Berliner Stadtmission
- Help for Rohingya in Bangladesh by Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe
- Severe weather emergency protocol by Berliner Stadtmission
- Breaking the cycle of violence: Empowerment for women & girls in Nicaragua by Terre des Femmes
SOS MEDITERRANEE: Together against the deaths in the Mediterranean Sea
Since 2000, thousands of people have drowned or are missing in the Mediterranean Sea, making it one of the deadliest borders in the world.
The SOS MEDITERRANEE was founded on the conviction that no one should drown in the Mediterranean Sea anymore. Neither origin or ethnicity, nor the cause of the escape of the country should lead to a death in the Mediterranean Sea. SOS MEDITERRANEE cooperates with teams in Germany, France, Italy and Switzerland and due to our donation, these teams can continue to stay at sea and keep on rescuing people.
Further information can be found at: https://sosmediterranee.de/.
Aktion Deutschland Hilft: First Aid Yemen
The war in Yemen is not ending and during the winter the people are exposed to even more stresses and strains. They've lost their homes, and have to live on the streets now, always suffering from the constant lack of hunger. Everyone sees the terrible pictures of malnourished children in the Yemen in the television and yet the catastrophic conditions are barely mentioned in the media.
Due to high prices and the high inflation, the people lack almost everything. In addition to providing people with food and warm blankets, clean drinking water is especially important.
Aktion Deutschland Hilft provides on-the-ground help in Yemen by repairing wells and distributing water purification tablets.
More information about this, but also about other relief projects of Aktion Deutschland Hilft can be found on the page: https://www.aktion-deutschland-hilft.de/de/hilfseinsaetze/hungerkatastrophe-jemen/.
Berliner Stadtmission: Health Care Center Emergency Protocol
Every day homeless people are exposed to the changing weather conditions and usually only find moderate protection throughout dampness, cold and heat. The result is a weakened immune system, which is usually further endangered by inadequate and unhealthy diet and drug or alcohol use.
Although medical help is often necessary, many homeless won’t seek help by professionals. The fear of treatment by a doctor or the absence of health insurance are just a few reasons for it.
Therefore the Berliner Stadtmission has an ambulance, which opens twice a week and provides the necessary medical care for the homeless. With our donation, we supported the volunteer doctors, nurses and medical students, who take care of the incoming patients every week.
Further information can be found at: www.berliner-stadtmission.de.
Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe: Help for Rohingya in Bangladesh
Since August 2017 many people from the Muslim Rohingya minority had to flee Myanmar to the neighboring country Bangladesh.
The refugee camps in Bangladesh are overcrowded and many people have to spend the nights outdoors in front of the camps, cause they can't find shelter inside the camps anymore. They live under dramatic conditions and the humanitarian situation is catastrophic. The people lack almost everything – food and clean water are currently the most vital things, to keep malnutrition and the onset of diseases down.
With our donation, we supported the organization Help to provide people in and around the refugee camps with clothes, mosquito nets, kitchen utensils and hygiene items.
More information can be found here: https://www.help-ev.de/themen/nothilfe/rohingya-bangladesch/.
Berliner Stadtmission: Severe weather emergency protocol
In Berlin thousands of people are living on the streets and the numbers are constantly rising. Especially in winter, the homeless are particularly at risk, due to the cold. The Berliner Stadtmission travels the streets of Berlin to reach out to people, who didn’t make it to an emergency accommodation. They provide them mainly with medical care, food and clothing. But not only in winter, also in summer, the Berliner Stadtmission takes care of people, who live on the street, so they can gain new strength for the future.
Like in previous years, we supported the Kältebus (bus against low temperatures) of the Berliner Stadtmission with our donation. The bus is always from the 11th November until the 31st march of the following year on duty. The team visits the homeless regularly on the street and drives them by request to a safe place to stay the night. In addition, the employees try to have a talk with the homeless and provide them with warm drinks and sleeping bags.
You can find more information about the Berliner Stadtmission at www.berliner-stadtmission.de.
Terre des Femmes: Breaking the cycle of violence: Empowerment for women & girls in Nicaragua
Terre des Femmes helps women and girls, which are living in poor financial circumstances in Nicaragua and are affected by violence. Through the integrated support of Terre des Femmes and its partner organization Asosiacón Proyecto Miriam, most of these women manage to get out of their difficult situation, end their abusive relationship, graduate from school, learn a trade and earn a good income on their own.
With our donation, we were able to support the organization in providing free legal advice and legal representation for affected women and their children. This allows these women to get to know their personal rights for the first time in their life and to further demand them. Thereby they are breaking the cycle of violence and abuse and gain a perspective for a free and self-determined future.
In addition, our donation helped Terre des Femmes to support the women to learn a trade or to open up their own small business. Only by learning a profession or starting their own business women can gain long-term financial independence and lead a self-determined life.
More information on this and other topics of Terre des Femmes can found at: https://www.frauenrechte.de/online/index.php.