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Humanitarian action

AWO International is committed to humanitarian relief and reconstruction in the event of disasters. In cooperation with local partner organizations, we provide rapid and effective assistance to the affected population.

 

 

The aim of AWO International's humanitarian action is to contribute to the restoration of civilian everyday life in disaster and crisis areas. This includes measures such as the distribution of food and hygiene items, medical care and the promotion of reconstruction projects. AWO International also attaches great importance to shared learning experiences with diverse partner organizations in the implementation of humanitarian aid projects.

Many families lost their homes due to Eta and Iota. The living conditions in the shelters are very cramped (Photo: AWO International/OCDIH)Many families lost their homes due to Eta and Iota. The living conditions in the shelters are very cramped (Photo: AWO International/OCDIH)
Central America • Honduras

After Hurricane Eta and Iota: Reconstruction and food security for families

In November 2020, two hurricanes hit the Potrerillos region in Honduras. Only within 15 days. With a reconstruction project, AWO International helps families to get back into a normal life and strengthens disaster risk management within the community in order to prepare the community for future natural disasters.

Maize produced by small farmers in the municipality of Champerico, Guatemala. (Photo: Estuardo Ajcalón)Maize produced by small farmers in the municipality of Champerico, Guatemala. (Photo: Estuardo Ajcalón)
Central America • Guatemala

Food security for small scale farmers in Champerico

In Central America, El Niño has led to the worst droughts in decades and has caused a food crisis. About 3.5 million people are affected, with more than 1.3 million people in Guatemala. The consequences are particularly catastrophic for small farmers: the drought has destroyed a large part of their harvest.

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