Founded 1964, the charitable, non-governmental organization action medeor e.V. today is the largest medical aid organization in Europe.
Philosophy: low-cost medical aid
action medeor supports around 10.000 healthcare facilities in 140 countries all over the world. Medical facilities receive drugs as well as medical equipment and supplies either at cost price or as donations. By buying large quantities action medeor is able to offer high-quality products at low prices.
German Medical Aid Organization
St. Töniser Straße 21
47918 Tönisvorst, Germany
Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest private aid organisations in Germany, independent of politics and religion. It was established in 1962, as the German section of the “Freedom from Hunger Campaign”, one of the world’s first initiatives aimed at the eradication of hunger.
What we do
We fight for the eradication of hunger and poverty. Our aim is to render our work unnecessary. We provide aid from a single source: From rapid disaster relief to long-term development cooperation projects. In 2015, we were able to support 7.3 million people with 387 overseas projects in 40 countries. Since its establishment, Welthungerhilfe has supported more than 8,120 overseas projects with around 3.03 billion Euro, 5,746 of which have been self-help projects (more facts and figures in the latest annual report).
How we work
Help to self-help is our guiding principle; together with local partner organisations we strengthen structures on a grassroots level and ensure a long-term success of our projects. Moreover, we inform the public and advise politics – nationally and internationally. We thus fight for change of the circumstances that lead to hunger and poverty.
The non-profit organization Cap Anamur / German Emergency Doctors eV, based in Cologne was founded in 1979, founded by Christel and Rupert Neudeck and some of their friends, including Heinrich Böll . Since then, we have provided humanitarian aid worldwide, even in places where media interest has long since subsided. Our focus is on medical care and access to education.
Cologne, Germany 50823
The Christoffel Blindenmission (CBM) is an international development aid organization.
It struggles to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities based on Christian values in the world’s poorest regions. And she is committed to preventing disability. In Germany, CBM inspires supporters for this goal.
The Christoffel-Blindenmission wants to break the cycle of poverty and disability together with the people in developing countries. It wants to create a world in which people with disabilities get the same opportunities and rights as everyone else and can live free from illness and poverty.
The basis for the actions of the Christoffel-Blindenmission are their basic values. They define their organizational and working culture. The values should determine thinking, acting and decisions.
These are the basic values of the Christoffel-Blindenmission:
Christian : We believe that our mandate can only be achieved by relying on God’s help.
International : As an international, globally active organization we want to make optimal use of our human and financial resources.
Professional : We strive for quality in everything we do.
Integrity : We manage well with the resources entrusted to us.
Communication : We communicate honestly and respectfully.
Inclusion : We are committed to ensuring that people with disabilities receive full participation in society.
Malteser Hilfsdienst is one of the largest charitable service providers in Germany with over one million members and supporters. The Catholic aid organization is represented as a registered association (eV) and non-profit limited liability company (gGmbH) nationwide in more than 700 places. Founded in 1953 by the Order of Malta and the German Caritas Association, Christian service for the needy is at the center of the work.
The honorary Malteser Hilfsdienst eV is organized according to the structures of the Catholic Church in dioceses.
His helpers are involved in civil protection and medical service as well as in first aid training or in voluntary social services. The foreign service promotes partners all over the world and sends specialists to crisis areas. In the hospice work, the Maltese accompany terminally ill people and their relatives. Games, sports and social involvement connect the 8,000 members of the Maltese Youth.
The Malteser Hilfsdienst eV also includes the Malteser Akademie and the Malteser Kommende Ehreshoven, the central conference center of the Maltese.
Electriciens sans frontières created in Europe
Electriciens sans frontières and its counterparts in Europe (Germany, Italy, Spain) sign an agreement to pool their efforts to provide access to electricity and water for the poorest populations.
5 rue Jean Nicot
93691 Pantin Cedex
HELP – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe opened its office in Montenegro’s capital, Podgorica, in April 1999 during the height of the crisis in Kosovo. 1999 was a tumultuous year for humanitarian organizations working in Montenegro. Beneficiary profiles and numbers changed dramatically, from a peak influx of over 84,000 Kos Albanian IDPs in May, to their sudden and massive return in July, followed by a second influx of Serbian, Montenegrin, and Roma IDPs as a result of continued unrest in Kosovo.
HELP is engaged in emergency assistance as well as in rehabilitation and development projects. Whenever possible we are linking emergency aid with selfhelp. It is our aim to encourage the efforts made by the communities affected by catastrophes and misery in order to have them improve their living circumstances themselves. For this reason we are closely cooperating with indigenous partners and NGOs knowing that these people are best familiar with local conditions, culture and needs. Thus we are complementing local efforts and provide external assistance when needed. With our projects we are not only covering immediate humanitarian needs, but we are fighting the causes as well thus aiming at durable solutions. Trying to work most effectively we do of course coordinate our projects with national and international organisations.
We Johanniter operate in various social and medical-rescue services. Our commitment ranges from youth work, training, medical service and security guards, participation in municipal civil protection, ambulance transport, to life-saving assistance in home emergency call and rescue services or in the transport of blood products and transplants.
At the same time, the human being always takes center stage. And so it is not just the modern means and many years of experience that have made us one of the modern, large and quality-oriented aid organizations, but the people. More than 400 active volunteers, from the tax inspector to the railway employee to the doctor, but also volunteers in the Voluntary Social Year (FSJ), actively support our work.
Since 1959, as a Christian child welfare organization, we have been supporting children in need around the world and campaigning for their rights. Our goal is achieved if she and her families can lead a life of dignity and good future prospects – without poverty, misery and violence. Almost two million girls and boys are currently supporting, protecting and involving Kindernothilfe in 31 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. How we do that you will learn here.
The organization Kindernothilfe was founded in 1959 to enable a better life for poor children in India. In the meantime, we are one of the largest non-governmental organizations for development cooperation in Germany. Our work is supported by around 313,100 donors, 1,000 volunteers, the Kindernothilfe Foundation and sister organizations in Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg. Since 1992, we have received the DZI donation seal annually for the responsible handling of donations . In 2016, in the transparency test of Phineo AG, commissioned by Spiegel Online, we were awarded first place in terms of vision and strategy, activities and impact.
Düsseldorfer Landstraße 180
For over 45 years the aid and human rights organisation medico international has fought for social change. In solidarity with socially excluded and marginalised people in the global South, medico works to promote good living conditions for people which maximise health and social justice. The goal is not merely to reduce poverty, want and violence, but to identify and overcome their causes. The problem in the world is not too little aid, but rather the conditions that make more and more aid necessary.
For medico, aid is part of comprehensive political action in solidarity. Our efforts to support emancipatory processes are made in the awareness of the ambivalent consequences of aid. We operate on the maxim ‘Defend, criticise and overcome aid‘. The core issue is cooperation in partnership with actors in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Rather than exporting aid materials, staff or projects, we support local structures and initiatives. Our partners are not passive recipients of aid – instead, they are competent actors, themselves organising aid in the struggle for better living conditions and fighting for the human right to health.
60314 Frankfurt am Main