Emergency Relief Fund Report 2021
Weather extremes increasingly affect the lives of many millions of people around the world. In 2021, the devastating consequences of the climate crisis were also felt in Germany: forest fires, storms and floods are on the rise. In the countries of the global South, heat waves, plagues of locusts and hailstorms are pushing countless people into despair. Additionally, there are wars and epidemics such as Ebola and COVID-19, which the media report on – while other crises remain unnoticed.
In these cases, Welthungerhilfe‘s Emergency Relief Fund provides funds that can be accessed for specific purposes and for the various emergencies. The money often serves as an unbureaucratic start-up funding before other donors such as the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) or the European Union (EU) respond.