Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe

Our partners

Help und die Partnerorganisation RSDO in Afghanistan

Together we achieve more

Our global commitment to humanitarian aid and development cooperation would not be possible without cooperation with our network and our partners. Whether foundations, associations or partner organizations in our project countries - here you can find out who supports Help's work and how.

Our network

Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe is a member of Aktion Deutschland Hilft. Aktion Deutschland Hilft is an association of renowned German aid organizations that work together to provide rapid and effective aid in the event of major disasters and emergencies abroad.

The participating aid organizations pool their many years of experience in humanitarian aid abroad in Aktion Deutschland Hilft in order to further optimize their successful humanitarian work to date. Aktion Deutschland Hilft consists of 13 full members and a total of 24 participating organizations. Help is one of the full members and a founding member.

Help is one of the supporters of the Centre for Humanitarian Action. The Centre for Humanitarian Action (CHA) is a think tank founded in 2018 that is committed to the independent analysis, critical discussion and public communication of humanitarian aid issues and its four fundamental principles: Humanity, Impartiality, Independence and Neutrality. The CHA is an initiative of humanitarian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to strengthen humanitarian aid from Germany and internationally.

The Global WASH Cluster (GWC) is the most important global network in the field of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). The Global WASH Cluster aims to improve access to water, sanitation and hygiene worldwide by promoting and strengthening the effective and responsible coordination of humanitarian aid in this area. Help has been a member of the Global WASH Cluster since 2022.

Help is a member of the PREVENT Waste Alliance, which aims to develop a functioning waste and recycling management system. Reducing the amount of waste entering the environment in emerging and developing countries is particularly important to its members. To this end, PREVENT offers a platform for knowledge exchange and international cooperation. The members are organizations from business, science, civil society and government institutions. Together, they are committed to the prevention, collection, recycling and use of secondary raw materials. The focus is on plastic waste from packaging and disposable products as well as waste electrical and electronic equipment.

Help is a full member of the Association of German Development and Humanitarian Aid NGOs (VENRO), to which around 120 organizations belong.
The central goal of VENRO is to shape globalization in a fair way, in particular to overcome global poverty. The association is committed to the realization of human rights and the preservation of natural resources.

As a full member, Help has committed itself to the following VENRO codes:


Our partners worldwide

In the sense of empowering people to help themselves, Help relies on local and national actors in the project countries and works closely with local people and organizations. Professional aid organizations from the respective countries enable us to provide fast and tailor-made support. They know the conditions in crisis areas best and are often the first to arrive on the ground after a disaster.

Help therefore deliberately relies more heavily on local partners - both in the joint planning and implementation of projects and in strengthening national and local actors, for example through training and further education.

  • Organization for Sustainable Aid in Afghanistan (OSAA)
  • Razi Social Development Organization (RSDO)
  • Agency for Agricultural and Rural Development (ARDA)
  • Municipality of Berat
  • Municipality of Mallakastra
  • Municipality of Tirana
  • Albanian Network for Rural Development (ANRD)
  • National Agency for Employment and Skills (AKPA)
  • National Chamber of Crafts (DHKZ)
  • Federal Ministry for Displaced Persons and Refugees
  • Center for Promotion of Civil Society (CPCD)
  • Ministry of Justice of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Municipality Berkovici
  • Municipality Bratunac
  • Municipality Ljubinje
  • Municipality Prozor-Rama
  • Municipality Vlasenica
  • Non-Governmental Organization for Development and Affirmation of Society (NODAS)
  • Roma Association Tuzla
  • Roma Association Vermont Brcko
  • Roma Association Mostar
  • Women's association Ruka Tuzla
  • Women's association Kovaci Zavidovici
  • Women's association Bolja Buducnost Tuzla
  • Women's association Zena Bratunac
  • SOS Bihac
  • City administration Travnik
  • City administration Trebinje
  • BitAlliance IT companies network 
  • Red Cross of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Red Cross of Republika Srpska
  • Correctional facility Banja Luka
  • Correctional facility Zenica
  • Correctional facility Orasje
  • Action Communautaire pour le Développement du Centre Nord (ACD/CN)
  • Association Adiara des Jeunes de Tougan (AAJT)
  • Association des Animateurs et Anciens Animateurs des Projets du Développement du Faso (4AS/PDF)
  • Association des Jeunes pour le Bienêtre Familial (AJBF)
  • Association Jeunesse Culture et Développement (AJCD)
  • Association Jeunesse Unie Pour le Développement de Barani (AJUD-B)
  • Association pour la Promotion des Initiales Local (APIL)
  • Action pour la Culture du Développement – Naangue) (ACD/NAANGUE)
  • Association ANOURA
  • Association pour la Recherche et la Formation en Agro-écologie  (ARFA)
  • Fédération Nationale des Groupements Naam (FNGN)
  • Association Wu Pakuwé (AWP)
  • Fédération Nununa (NUNUNA)
  • Réseau de comunication sur le pastoralisme (RECOPA)
  • Union fraternelle des croyants (UFC)
  • Changing Lives in Innovative Partnerships  (CLIP)
  • Association Help-Tchad pour le Développement  (AHTD)

You can find out more about our implementation partners for flood relief in Germany at this link.

  • Union des groupes d’études et d’actions pour le développement de Fizi-Itombwe (UGEAFI)
  • Greek Council for Refugees (GCR)
  • Indonesia Bhadra Utama Foundation (IBU)
  • Beetroot Academy
  • Probationary assistance Kosovo
  • Cyber Academy
  • Municipality Dragash 
  • Municipality Gjilan 
  • Municipality Istog 
  • Municipality Kamenica 
  • Municipality Klina 
  • Municipality Malisheve  
  • Municipality Mitrovica South 
  • Municipality Prishtina   
  • Municipality Rahovec 
  • Municipality Shtime
  • Municipality Skenderaj 
  • GFA Consulting Group 
  • Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation Kosovo
  • Innovation Center Kosovo
  • Makerspace Innovation Center Prizren
  • Melita & Partners
  • Millennium Foundation Kosovo 
  • Correctional authorities Kosovo
  • Voice of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians
  • Z Zurich Foundation
  • Basmeh & Zeitooneh 
  • Union of the Agricultural Workers in Lebanon (UAW)
  • Greenfield Foundation
  • ONG Conseil Appui à l’Education de Base (CAEB)
  • Association Homecare
  • Alliance of Active NGOs in the field of Child and Family Social Protection (APSCF)
  • Charity Centre for Refugees
  • Municipality Berane 
  • Municipality Podgorica
  • Municipality Ulcinj 
  • ICT Cortex
  • Institute for the Execution of Criminal Sanctions (UIKS)
  • National Employment Agency of Montenegro
  • Ministry for Health
  • Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare Montenegro
  • Ministry of Human and Minority Rights
  • Cercle de Réflexion et d’action pour un développement local innovant (Cercle Dev.)
  • Gestion et Valorisation des Déchets (GVD Afrique)
  • Homme Environnement Développement Tamat (HED Tamat)
  • Community Appraisal and Motivation Programme (CAMP)
  • Ecosystems Work for Essential Benefits (ECOWEB)
  • Standing Conference of Roma Associations “League of Roma”
  • Center for Human Rights Niš
  • Assistance for Relief and Development Agency (ARUDA)

In Ukraine, Help works with numerous partners, of which the following six organizations are our long-term implementation partners:

  • Avalyst
  • District #1
  • Divchata ("Girls")
  • Shyrokyi Step
  • Ukrainian Business Council
  • Response MENA for Relief and Human Development (RMENA)
  • Dabane Water Trust
  • Partners for Integrated Growth And Development Lower Centenary Producers Trust (pigad)
  • Lower Centenary Producers Trust (LCPT)

All figures relate to the 2022 financial year.