Help - Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe

Non-Profit Partner

Aktion Deutschland Hilft

Help - assistance towards self-reliance is a member of "Aktion Deutschland Hilft". Aktion Deutschland Hilft is an association of well-known German charities, which provide fast, effective help for major disasters and emergencies. The charities involved bring together their many years of experience in humanitarian aid abroad in Aktion Deutschland Hilft so that their previous successful humanitarian work can be optimised even further. Aktion Deutschland Hilft currently has 12 members. Help is one of the founding members.

Help is a full member of VENRO, a voluntary association of about 120 German political development and humanitarian non-governmental organisations.

The aim of VENRO is fair globalisation and overcoming worldwide poverty. As a full member we undertake to comply with the three codes of ethics of VENRO: 

For over ten years Help has been working with the German Lions. Examples of successful collaboration include aid after typhoon Haiyan in 2013 and the earthquakes in Indonesia in 2009 and Haiti in 2010. Also aid after the triple disaster in Japan in 2011 and after the earthquake in Nepal in 2015.

NAK-karitativ e.V. is the charity run by the New Apostolic Church in Germany and has been supporting our global work for several years. So far NAK-karitativ has sponsored humanitarian aid projects run by Help in Haiti, Pakistan, Nepal and Syria among others.

Help is a member of the PREVENT Waste Alliance. Initiated under the patronage of the German Development Minister Gerd Müller, the PREVENT Waste Alliance was launched in May 2019. It serves as a platform for exchange and international cooperation. Organisations from the private sector, academia, civil society and public institutions jointly engage for a circular economy.

Help supports the Centre for Humanitarian Action. The Centre for Humanitarian Action (CHA) is a Berlin-based think tank founded in 2018, which engages in independent analysis, initiates debates and spreads the word about humanitarian action and principles amongst the general public. The CHA is an initiative of humanitarian non-governmental organisations to strengthen German and international humanitarian action.

The Global WASH Cluster (GWC) is the main global network in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector. The Global WASH Cluster aims to improve access to water, sanitation and hygiene worldwide by enhancing and strengthening effective and accountable humanitarian coordination in this sector. Help has been a member of the Global WASH Cluster since 2022.