WHO WE ARE

Welthungerhilfe (WHH) is one of the largest non-profit aid organisations in Germany with no political or religious affiliation. It was founded in 1962 under the umbrella of the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). Welthungerhilfe (WHH) provides emergency relief as well as long-term development aid to people in need worldwide. With 407 international projects in 2016, we were able to support 8,4 million people in 39 countries. The fundamental principle of Welthungerhilfe (WHH) is help for self-help: together with local partner organisations, we strengthen structures from the bottom up and ensure success of our project work in the long-term. In line with Core Humanitarian Standards, people in need receive assistance independent of political and religious affiliations, age, gender, race, colour, ethnicity, disability or health status. In Turkey, Welthungerhilfe (WHH) has been officially registered since 2013. Initially, we provided emergency assistance through for example aid packages including items such as blankets, clothes, mattresses and heating material during the cold winter. As the conflict in Syria continued and the humanitarian crisis worsened, Welthungerhilfe (WHH) has adapted a more comprehensive approach, which aims to strengthen the resilience of people affected by the conflict. We support Syrians under Temporary Protection in Turkey as well as Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and host communities in Syria with project activities focusing on increasing food security through cash assistance and small scale agricultural activities as well as the rehabilitation of water infrastructure. In Turkey, we also provide individual help through case management and support community centres with the aim to ease tensions, improve integration and strengthen social cohesion between Syrian and Turkish communities. In Lebanon, Welthungerhilfe (WHH) focuses on the improvement of access to clean water, life skills training and psycho-social support for Syrians and Lebanese host communities.