The coalition of German relief organisations calls for donations for refugees
Bonn, 1 August 2012 – The member organisations of Aktion Deutschland Hilft are engaged in the support of the many people affected by the armed conflicts in Syria. Above all they currently support the refugees in the neighbouring countries of Jordan and Lebanon with water, foodstuffs as well as indispensable provisions for everyday life. Many of the coalition partners are standing by to give urgent humanitarian aid inside the Syrian borders to be able to provide rapid relief as soon as the safety situation permits.
For the current provisions of relief, Aktion Deutschland Hilft has made 150,000 euro available to the active member organisations from the emergency relief fund. For more extensive relief measures for what is now almost two million affected people in Syria and its neighbouring countries, Aktion Deutschland Hilft, the coalition of German relief organisations, makes an urgent request for donations!
Aktion Deutschland Hilft
Key word: Refugees Syria / Middle East
Donation account 10 20 30, Bank für Sozialwirtschaft, Bank code 370 205 00
Donation hotline: 0900 55 102030 or online: www.aktion-deutschland-hilft.de
Charity SMS: send SMS with ADH10 to 8 11 90
(€ 10 plus usual SMS fee, of which € 9.83 goes direct to Aktion Deutschland Hilft)
To all editorial offices: we would be happy to mediate German-speaking contact persons in the border regions of Syria as well as experts in Germany!
Short description of Germany’s Relief Coalition (Aktion Deutschland Hilft)
Germany’s Relief Coalition (Aktion Deutschland Hilft) is a federation of German aid organizations acting concert to provide quick and effective help in response to major disasters and emergencies abroad. In times of need, the initiators of this federation for action, each an autonomous organization in its own right, pool their knowledge and capacities, complementing one another and consolidating resources to provide the most effective help possible. During the acute phase of major disasters, Germany’s Relief Coalition makes a public appeal for donations. The existing administrative structures and capacities of the member organizations help keep costs down, making it possible to channel a maximum proportion of donated funds into direct aid. Germany’s Relief Coalition appeals to all people in Germany to unite in offering help in times of urgent need as a community of solidarity dedicated to alleviating human suffering. More Information: http://www.Aktion-Deutschland-Hilft.de
Contact: Press office Aktion Deutschland Hilft e.V.
Tel: 0228/ 242 92 – 200
Fax: 0228/ 242 92 – 199