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Latest Press Release

Earthquake in Türkiye and Syria: Emergency aid expanded

More aid for victims of the earthquake in Türkiye and Syria. Distributions have already begun in northwestern Syria.

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Welthungerhilfe In Brief

Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest private aid agencies in Germany; politically and religiously independent. The organisation fights for “Zero Hunger by 2030”. Since being founded in 1962, it has provided funding of EUR 4.46 billion for more than 10,895 overseas projects in 70 countries.

In 2021 alone, Welthungerhilfe supported about 16.6 million people with its 526 overseas projects in 36 countries. In real terms, that means: Many people now harvest more and can therefore improve their diets. They now have clean drinking water or toilets at home, which leaves them less susceptible to illness. Others are earning or producing more and can begin an education. For the children, Welthungerhilfe's support means a chance of improved physical and mental development.

Welthungerhilfe bases its efforts on the principle of empowering people to help themselves, which it implements with measures ranging from rapid disaster relief to rehabilitation to long-term development cooperation projects with national and international partner organisations.