Avoid future suffering

Disaster preparedness

[Translate to English:] Spenden Katastrophenvorsorge: Überschwemmungen in Südostasien

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Floods, storms, earthquakes: The number and extent of natural disasters have increased alarmingly in recent years. The world's poorest countries are often hit the hardest. In order to reduce the impact of disasters, it is important to take the right precautionary measures.

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More natural disasters due to climate change

In 2019, there were 396 natural disasters and extreme weather events worldwide. By comparison, the annual average in each of the previous ten years was 343 disasters. Experts estimate that the number of disasters will continue to rise in the future due to climate change. As a result, 140 million climate refugees are expected by 2050.

The severe earthquake in Turkey and Syria in 2023, Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe in 2019 and Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines in 2018: all of these natural disasters have caused immense damage. In these countries, not only were homes destroyed, but the infrastructure was also paralyzed. The countries, which were already very poor, were not prepared for such disasters: people did not know what to do in the event of an earthquake. There was a lack of knowledge about first aid measures. The construction of many buildings did not meet the necessary safety criteria.

Spenden Katastrophenvorsorge: Katastrophenzentrum Philippinen


In the Eastern Samar region of the Philippines, we have built an earthquake-proof evacuation center to protect people in the event of a disaster. The building is also equipped with emergency kits. Thanks to the project, around 15,000 people are better prepared in the event of a disaster.

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Zwei Männer waten durch Hochwasser in Pakistan


Climate change is being felt strongly in Pakistan: in late summer 2022, a third of the country was under water. Help is training emergency teams in 50 communities so that people can respond better to future disasters.

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What does Help do in disaster preparedness?

Strengthening resilience

In poorer countries, people often do not have the means to prepare for natural disasters. We strengthen the self-help capabilities of the population in regions that are particularly often affected by disasters. The better prepared people are for an emergency, the better they will be able to get out of the crisis afterwards.

The keyword in disaster prevention is "resilience" and describes people's ability to withstand crises. We strengthen this resilience through various measures.

Help supports those affected by training them in earthquake-proof construction techniques and the production of high-quality building materials, for example. We also set up preparedness committees and train their members in how to behave during and after a disaster. We also set up early warning systems so that the population is informed directly in the event of an emergency.

Zerstörte Häuser auf den Philippinen nach Katastrophe
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