Haiti - Hurricane Matthew
At the beginning of October Hurricane Matthew hit the Caribbean as one of the strongest hurricanes in decades. The countries that took the heaviest damages are Venezuela, Columbia as well as Cuba and Haiti. While the situation in the other countries has already eased up close to being back to normal, Haiti is still suffering from the hurricane's impact. In total Matthew took some 800 lives. In some parts of the island about 95% of all buildings were damaged. Especially Haiti`s south was hit severely.
Sri Lanka - Flood
At the beginning of May Sri Lanka suffered heavy flooding – and even weeks after the catastrophe the situation of uncountable people is still desperate. Over a hundred people died in the floods, hundreds of thousands were made homeless and entire villages and roads were simply washed away. The ongoing excessive rainfalls and the flood still make help on-side difficult.
Vietnam - Heart surgery
The Vietnam War ended over 40 years ago. According to the Vietnamese Red Cross (in 2002) there are still about one million Vietnamese directly affected by the long-term effects of the defoliant Agent Orange. Recent examinations rose this number to rather two till four million people. Even in the third generation children are born with tumors, birth defects, brain damages and heart defects.
Iraq - Refugee aid
Above all, the civilian population suffers from the war in Syria as well as the once again flared up conflict in Iraq. A large number of people don’t have access to sufficient food supply or healthcare provision. According to estimations there are about 15 million people fleeing from the war – a large part of them fled to Northern Iraq.
Marburg climate-friendly mug
“Marburg climate-friendly mug“ – a cup to save our environment. This cup is a climate friendly alternative to the standard one way coffee cups. Therefore the city of Marburg is planning on selling it area-wide and on the long-term. After the successful start of the campaign, which focused on the significant impact of using one-way cups on climate and environment, the project is taking the next steps.