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Volunteers prepare for a pumping exercise.

Every day, the Federal Agency for Technical Relief is active in Germany and across the world. Altogether, the voluntary experts commit more than one million hours per year to civil protection. On the following pages, you can find information about the activities of THW.

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Participants from ten nations are taking part in the staff exercise in Croatia.

EU-exercise in Croatia

Training in cooperation with international partners is indispensable for THW. Only by working together at an international level, the national unites can prepare for interactions in the event of a disaster. Today, on Wednesday, is the last day of THW’s training with partners from ten member states near the Croatian city of Split.
Civil protection experts from different countries cooperate in the association of the International Humanitarian Partnership.

Typhoon Haiyan: end of operations for THW-technician in IHP

In the context of the International Humanitarian Partnership (IHP), THW had been deployed in the Philippines since November. This week, the last THW volunteer will come back from the area of operations.
Under the auspices of the Greek Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, the nine partner organisations of the RECONASS-project met in Athens at the weekend.

Start of EU-research project RECONASS with participation of THW

The EU-project RECONASS wants to develop a system, which aims at identifying possible building defects after disasters. As a project partner, THW is involved in the undertaking. At the launch of the project, the participating organisations met in Athens at the weekend.

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Missions

As a partner in civil protection in Germany, THW assists people after catastrophes and accidents. The Federal Agency performs its legal mission not only in Germany but also during operations across the world in more than 100 countries now.

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Exercises

Hochwasserübung in Köln - zwei THW-Helfer bauen einen Schutzdamm auf.

Preparation is everything, because accidents and catastrophes can neither be predicted nor planned. Therefore, it is important to be well trained and ready any time.

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Events

"THW Day" in Chemnitz 2009 - one of the biggest events in THW history.

Activities across Germany, project events, information forums or trade fairs – here you can find current reports about events concerning the participation of THW in Germany and across the world.

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News

The women from THW-local branch Bremen.

Current results of co-operations with new partners, research projects, ground-breaking agreements and much more. Here you learn what moves the world of THW.

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