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.
With the return of the remaining four volunteers at the weekend, THW's operations in Nepal were completed after 44 days. After the devastating earthquakes, THW operated mainly in Kathmandu. On behalf of the Federal Government and upon request of the Foreign Office, THW deployed 33 experts to represent German Humanitarian Aid. The THW volunteers treated drinking water for the survivors, were active on behalf of the German embassy in a variety of tasks, inspected buildings and also supported the UN as well as the EU in the areas of logistics and the coordination of the international aid. The operations were financed by the Foreign Office.
On Wednesday, the THW volunteers in Nepal restarted the treatment of drinking water. After another earthquake on Tuesday, THW had to briefly interrupt their work.
After another serious earthquake in Nepal, the THW volunteers in Nepal are well. One volunteer has suffered mild injuries during the aftershocks.
The drinking water treatment units, with which THW has produced clean water for about two weeks, had to be temporarily interrupted but were not damaged.
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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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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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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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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