We fight against global hunger and for sustainable food security. This incorporates the promotion of agriculture suited to local conditions, access to clean water, the provision of modern, environmentally friendly energy and the improvement of health and education.
Our actions are dictated by the principles of equality, inviolable rights and self-determination for all. The people with whom we work are partners striving towards social change. We treat them with respect, solidarity and compassion.
Our principle: "helping People to help themselves"
Our goal: improving living conditions in a sustainable way
Our actions aim for the sustainable improvement of opportunities in life for future generations too, in a healthy environment and a fair society. Our goal is the same as that of many people working in development cooperation: to reach the day when development cooperation is no longer needed, because people will be able to help themselves sufficiently.
Food safety in Cambodia involves securing land laws and clearing land mines
In Cambodia, approximately 70 per cent of the population live from traditional agriculture, that is, predominantly from their harvest. For some, there is a little left over that they can sell at the local market. But cultivable land is scarce. The award of land rights to foreign investors is to blame - and the civil war.
No land for living
Women make up 70% of people living in poverty in rural areas. Although they play a key role for sustainable development and fighting hunger.
Gender equality is a recognised human right. However, millions of women are still disadvantaged and suffer discrimination and poverty. They are often being under-estimated or even suppressed. Welthungerhilfe gives women strength and supports them in demanding their rights themselves. Goals can only be reached together – both men and women benefit from Welthungerhilfe's work.
We help the hungry survive the disaster
Ethiopia has been repeatedly threatened by extreme hunger; the famine of 1984/85 when up to 1 million people died is to this day etched into the memories of Ethiopians and their government. El Niño induced crop failure and death of livestock leading to extreme hunger for upwards of 10 million people once again threatens Ethiopia.
Social protection to fight hunger
Around 13.5 million people are dependent on emergency aid
+++ Update (February 2016) 90.000 Syrian people flee to Turkish border as Aleppo assault intensifies. Huge crowds of refugees, mainly women and children, have been forced to wait at the Turkish border crossing, which remains closed. Near Azaz Humanitarian Aid Organizations set up refugee camps. Welthungerhilfe as well immediately started to help these refugees around Azaz through distribution of tents and stoves. Further activities are planned. +++
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Welthungerhilfe (www.welthungerhilfe.de) is one of the major and respected private organisations in development cooperation and humanitarian aid in Germany. It carries out projects in 39 countries and campaigns publically for fairer cooperation with developing countries. If you are ready to work on projects with great commitment in sometimes difficult conditions and fulfil the requirements listed below, we look forward to receiving your application for the position of
Security Advisor - Turkey/North Iraq
Welthungerhilfe (www.welthungerhilfe.de) is one of the large and respected private organisations in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid in Germany. It carries out projects in 39 countries and campaigns for fairer cooperation with developing countries. If you are prepared to dedicate yourself to carrying out projects under sometimes difficult conditions and you match the requirements set out below, we look forward to receiving your application for the position of