Driven from their home

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Refugee relief

A sad record number: around 110 million people worldwide are displaced. Wars, persecution, hunger and natural disasters force them to leave their homes. Refugees often have to live in inhumane conditions in refugee camps.

Help is committed to helping refugees worldwide, currently for example through emergency aid for displaced persons in Ukraine, as well as combating the causes of displacement and creating prospects.

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Driven from their homeland

On World Refugee Day on June 20, 2023, there will be a sad record: around 110 million people are currently on the run. This means that the number of refugees has more than doubled in the last ten years. Over half of them (62.5 million) are fleeing within their home country. In this case, they are referred to as "internally displaced persons" or "IDPs".

What is alarming is that the majority of refugees come from just five countries: Syria, Venezuela, Afghanistan, South Sudan and Myanmar account for 68 percent of refugees worldwide, according to the United Nations. A cruel civil war has been raging in Syria for years. Around 13 million Syrians have been displaced from their homes - 6.5 million of them have had to leave the country. The Syrian refugees are most in need of water, food and healthcare.

Experts assume that the number of refugees will continue to rise in the future. The climate crisis in particular is forcing more and more people to leave their homes, as the number of droughts, floods and tropical storms is steadily increasing. As a result, 140 million climate refugees are expected by 2050.

Ein Mann reicht einer Frau eine Tüte mit Hilfsgütern.


Millions of people from Ukraine are currently on the run. Help is providing urgently needed relief supplies such as food, water and hygiene articles. We also provide psychosocial and medical assistance.

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SOS Humanity im Einsatz

Rescue at sea

In 2021, an average of one person drowned in the central Mediterranean every six hours. Despite the enormous risks, many people still choose the escape route across the Mediterranean. Help is therefore committed to the life-saving mission of SOS Humanity, a civilian sea rescue organization. This organization is committed to saving people seeking protection from drowning.

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Flüchtlingslager in Syrien


Since the outbreak of war in 2011, over 12 million people have had to leave their homes. Around half of them have been displaced within the country. Help is committed to helping families in emergency shelters and needy neighborhoods: We provide people with hygiene products.

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How does Help support refugees?

Worldwide commitment to refugees in need

Help's refugee aid has two approaches: On the one hand, we provide emergency aid for acute refugee movements, for example by providing food, water, hygiene articles, medicines and emergency accommodation. In this way, we help people on the move with the bare necessities and ensure their survival.

We also combat the causes of displacement in countries that are or have been affected by crises. We do this, for example, by rebuilding after wars and conflicts, by providing support in overcoming the climate crisis and through income-generating measures. Together with the people in the affected regions, we work on ways to improve local living conditions in order to reduce potential causes of displacement.

We are currently helping displaced families in Ukraine and providing refugee aid for Ukrainian refugees in Moldova, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro. As part of our winter aid, we provide displaced families in Afghanistan and Syria with warm clothing, shoes and blankets. Help is also involved in West Africa, for example in Burkina Faso and Mali, helping families who have had to flee violent attacks on their home villages.

Hamadou Barry hat 100 Vertriebene bei sich aufgenommen

Hamadou Barry comes from Burkina Faso, a country where over 2 million people are fleeing violence. He has taken in 100 displaced people all by himself, including many children, because he says that it can happen to anyone: "Today it's them, tomorrow it could be us. Nobody leaves their home voluntarily, but sometimes it's a matter of life and death".

Help has supported Hamadou with emergency accommodation, latrines, blankets and crockery. Now it is important to give the refugees initial help so that they can lead a self-determined life again.

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Flüchtlingskinder in Syrien