Aktion Deutschland Hilft

Aktion Deutschland Hilft eV – Bündnis deutscher Hilfsorganisationen (ADH) (Campaign Germany helps partnership – alliance of German aid organizations) with headquarter in Bonnis a connection of German Aid agencies for Humanitarian aid , with the target to help faster and more efficient through coordination and combination of efforts in the field of a disaster Donations together. [1]


In Germany

Aktion Deutschland Hilft was founded in 2001 with headquarters in Cologne , to combine the capabilities of German aid organizations. Reasons for action are wars and conflicts, famines , earthquakes, floodings, emergencies concerning the environment and other unpredictable disasters. [2] In June 2006 the alliance moved to Bonn.

Aktion Deutschland Hilft includes 24 German aid organizations, who raises donations together and coordinates their measures. [2]

Areas of disaster relief

Aktion Deutschland Hilft gets active after decision of it member-organizations, for example the 2003 invasion of Iraq , the War in Darfur (August 2004) , the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami (in December 2004), the 2005 Kashmir earthquake , dem 2006 Pangandaran earthquake and tsunami , the 2007 African floods , the 2007 Tabasco flood sowie den cyclones in Bangladesh (March 2008) and Myanmar (May 2008). In 2009 Aktion Deutschland Hilftwas active for refugees in Sri Lanka (May), and victims of an earthquake in Indonesiain West Africa Floods . In 2010 there was action for 2010 Haiti earthquake , the 2010 Chile earthquake and the 2010 Pakistan floods . In 2011 the alliance took action for the victims of 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and the 2011 East Africa drought . In 2012 the alliance was busy with the 2012 Sahel drought and Refugees of the Syrian Civil War . The year 2013 was dominated by 2013 European floods , the 2013 North India Floods and Typhoon Haiyan on the Philippines.



Patron of ADH is the former Federal President Horst Köhler .

ADH additional has a board of trustees. These trustees get elected for three years by the general assembly.

  • Minister of State Frank-Walter Steinmeier is heading the board of trustees. [2]
  • Ruprecht Polenz , MoP for the CDU and spokesman of the foreign committee of the Bundestag is vice-chairman. [2]

Further members of the board of trustees (Date December 2015) [3]

  • Ruprecht Polenz
  • Volker Beck
  • Enno Bernzen
  • Michael Brand
  • Peter Clever
  • Heinz-Hermann Herbers
  • Ingrid Hofmann
  • Renate Jaeger
  • Dagmar Gräfin Kerssenbrock
  • Birgit Klesper
  • Jürgen Koppelin
  • Wolfgang Krause
  • Günter Krings
  • Dieter Lenzen
  • Kerstin Müller
  • Fritz Pleitgen
  • Heribert Röhrig
  • Regine Sixt
  • Christoph Strässer
  • Siegfried Weischenberg
  • Dagmar Wöhrl


In 2014 Aktion Deutschland Hilft had following member-organizations:

  • action medeor
  • ADRA Deutschland
  • Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Deutschland
  • AWO International
  • CARE Germany-Luxemburg
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe (help people to help themselves)
  • Islamic Relief
  • Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe
  • Malteser Germany
  • Der Paritätische Wohlfahrtsverband
    • Ark noVa
    • Bundesverband Rettungshunde Search and rescue dogs
    • DEMIRA Deutsche Minenräumer
    • Friends of Waldorf Education
    • Hammer Forum
    • Handicap International
    • HelpAge Deutschland
    • Kinderhilfswerk Global-Care (help for children)
    • LandsAid
    • Solidaritätsdienst International
    • Terra Tech
  • World Vision Deutschland
  • Zentralwohlfahrtsstelle der Juden in Deutschland (Jewish helping organization)

Membership is basiccaly open to all charitable organizations located in Germany. [4] Associated members and without active and passive vote are the Bundesverband Digitale Wirtschaft and the People’s Solidarity . [5]

Quality-standards in disaster-help

Member organizations are due to obey the national and international standards and agreements [2] like for example:

  • “Codex of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and the Nongovernmental Organizations in the Disaster Relief”,
  • “Twelve basic rules of German humanitarian aid abroad” of the German Government,
  • ” Sphere Project ” (Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response)
  • “NGDO-Charter”, Basic Principles of Development and Humanitarian Aid NGOs in the European Union .
  • “Transparent Initiative Zivilgesellschaft” of Transparency International [6]

All financed projects get checked by external controllers. [2]


Aktion Deutschland Hilft wants to help the victims of the big disaster. In the disaster zone is a close cooperation between the organizations to guarantee maximum outcome.


The cooperations helps to reduce the costs of donations directly to the projects. Common advertisement and one bank connection help to achieve this goal. The coasts and incomes get split between the organizations. Additional membership is possible.

External links

  • Aktion Deutschland Hilft


  1. Jump up^ This finds expression in thesloganof the campaign:Helping faster together
  2. ^ Jump up to:f “Gemeinsam große humanitäre Krisen bekämpfen” . Auswärtiges Amt . 2008-11-25. Archived from the original on 2010-07-29 . Retrieved 2010-07-29 .
  3. Jump up^ “Kuratorium und Schirmherr” . Aktion Deutschland Hilft . Retrieved 2015-12-15 .
  4. Jump up^ http://www.aktion-deutschland-hilft.de/adh_artikel_14/hilfsorganisationen_38/mitgliedsorganisationen_von_aktion_deutschland_hilft_3646.php
  5. Jump up^ http://www.aktion-deutschland-hilft.de/de/wir-ueber-uns/assoziierte-mitglieder/
  6. Jump up^ www.transparency.de; retrieved, 27 February 2014

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