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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.

News

The THW members are experts in coordination, command and logistics.

THW: German Crisis Support Team Deployed to the USA

This Monday evening, the German federal government deployed a crisis support team to the USA to provide assistance to the German and European citizens affected by Hurricane Irma in Florida. Its members include ten THW operatives, both full-time staff and volunteers.
How can I ensure interesting training for volunteers? This was one of the questions forming the focus of a two-week workshop for Jordanian civil protection operatives, hosted by the Wesel THW local section

World Humanitarian Day: THW in Action Internationally

"The THW helps countries to avoid or better cope with humanitarian disasters by preparing well for the dangers", says THW President Albrecht Broemme in the run-up to World Humanitarian Day on Saturday, 19th of August. The THW is in action in many parts of the world working to ensure reliable protection for the population. Full-time and volunteer THW operatives are currently active in Tunisia, northern Iraq, Jordan, the Western Balkans and in Turkey. They also contribute to EU activities.
Ceremonial handover of the keys, with THW Adviser JCC Franziskus Bayer, THW Liaison Officer Florian Gottschalk, Vice Consul Christofer Burger and the JCC Director Hoshang Mohamed (l. to r.).

More mobility with new vehicles

The THW presented the Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC) in northern Iraq with three new, well-equipped vehicles yesterday. The JCC is a governmental agency in the autonomous Kurdistan Region and will use these vehicles for mobile mission coordination.

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Missions

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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