In Colombia, the impact of the conflict between government and rebel groups is still felt today. The aid organisation Johanniter supports people with medical care, starter kits for gardening and therapy dogs. Germany supports the Johanniter with one million euro.
A civil war lasting 13 years ended in 2005 but the people continue to face many challenges posed by disease, climate change and above all else hunger. The German NGO Welthungerhilfe wants to help people make more efficient use of agricultural land in northern Burundi.
Pakistan’s southern Sindh province receives hardly any rainfall from October to June, followed by three months of uninterrupted rains. Malteser International is planting moringa trees in the region. “The tree that heals all ills” helps people to get to grips with alternate droughts and flooding.
The Central African Republic has experienced one of the world’s most protracted crises. In the midst of it, however, there are individuals such as Gilles Mbassade, who are working to alleviate suffering.
On the island of Mindanao in the Philippines, armed conflicts are continuing unabated, with regular typhoons exacerbating the situation. Plan International protects children in the region and works with residents to develop an evacuation plan for the next disaster.
Since the overthrow of Sudanese dictator Omar al‑Bashir, the country has experienced a spirit of optimism. However, millions of people are still in need of humanitarian assistance, a state of affairs that was exacerbated by wide-scale flooding in the summer.