Search Results for Tag: aid
Rebuilding houses in the Philippines
Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines last November. It was one of the strongest storms ever to make landfall, and in the Philippines it was the deadliest typhoon on record. More than 6,000 people lost their lives, and millions were left homeless.
27-year-old Maria Lukowska was in Warsaw working as a lawyer when she first heard about the disaster, and decided to help the typhoon’s victims. Two weeks later she flew to the Philippines to work as a volunteer and until today she’s still on Bantayan Island organizing aid logistics, health care, and new shelters for families.
Listen to the report from Magdalena Fijalkowska, Bantayan Island, Philippines
DateTuesday 27.05.2014 | 16:02
Crowdfunding for clean water
Most of us wouldn’t think twice about being able to drink a glass of water whenever we want to. But having clean water on tap is a luxury almost 800 million people around the world don’t have.
The need for clean water is especially high in Uganda, as Anna Vikky found out. The 27-year-old from Dusseldorf in Germany, launched her own aid organization 2aid.org in 2009. Now she and 2aid.org are working together with a Ugandan NGO to improve access to water and sanitation in a rural region of Uganda.
It was important to Anna to find a partner project that had a grassroots approach. And her funding has also taken a similar path – she’s raised a large portion of the needed funds via social media.
Listen to the report by Natalie Muller in Dusseldorf:
Photographer Falco Peters created this photo series for the 2aid.org website, to convey the group’s work and the need for clean water in Uganda:
DateTuesday 08.04.2014 | 13:35
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DateFriday 14.10.2011 | 10:00