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 THW Water Damage / Pumping technical units with 15 heavy-duty pumps have been in action since September 13, supplying the firefighting efforts with 15,000 litres of water per minute – or 250 litres per second.

High-capacity logistics at the moorland wildfire in Meppen

About 530 THW operatives are currently in action helping to combat a wildfire on the site of the Bundeswehr Technical Center for Weapons and Ammunition (WTD 91) in Meppen. Many of them have been there for a week already. The main tasks for the THW volunteers include securing the water supply for the firefighters, as well as supplying and catering for various organisations’ operative units in a large field camp.
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The exercise took place in difficult conditions, which made smooth consultation among the participants even more important.

Successful UN Exercise in THW National Training Center

Neuhausen. It was one of the largest international disaster relief exercises: from October 15 to 21, the first joint exercise was held for international expert teams from the Logistics and Emergency Telecommunications clusters of the UN World Food Programme. The LRT/OpEx Bravo exercise was hosted by the THW on the site of its National Training Center in Neuhausen.
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.
For more over a decade the THW cooperates with the WFP.

Worldwide networks of disaster relief assistance

After flooding, earthquakes or other disasters, rapid and specific assistance is vital. This is why the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been working together with the THW and other German organisations as part of a Cluster Approach to providing relief.
THW volunteers transport beds to a refugee camp in Hörstel (North Rhine-Westphalia).

Assistance for refugees and internally displaced people

In the Middle East, THW operatives have been providing assistance to refugees and internally displaced people (IDP) since 2013, and in 2014 they also started providing aid to refugees in Germany. Worldwide there are 60 million displaced people fleeing war, conflict and persecution. The numbers were never as high as they are today. Many have fled to Europe, but even more remain within the borders of their country – internally displaced.
Setting up of beds is only one of the manifold tasks of THW volunteers in refugee assistance.

Refugee aid: Around 11,500 THW volunteers in action so far

Around 11,500 THW volunteers have been providing refugee assistance in more than 300 locations across Germany. They have put in more than 106,000 hours of work, making it one of the largest THW operations in Germany since the organisation was founded. Thanks to its wide array of capabilities, THW can provide diverse support to the requesting authorities – federal states, districts, cities, town councils and aid agencies.
THW volunteers supported the refugee assistance in Germany, for example in Regensburg.

THW continues to provide refugee assistance at home

In the last weeks, hundreds of volunteers from THW have repeatedly supported the construction of refugee camps in Germany. In many Federal Länder the capacities for emergency accommodation still have to be expanded at short notice. As part of administrative assistance, the volunteers perform a wide range of tasks.
A THW volunteer repairing an all-terrain vehicle in Ghana.

Ebola epidemic: a provisional assessment

In West Africa several states are still fighting against Ebola. For more than four months, THW has participated in the international aid operations by contributing their technical-logistical expertise. These efforts are already showing their first sign of success. This fact was also confirmed by the Special Representative of the Federal Government, Mr Walter Lindner, when he visited THW's operational staff in Sierra Leone.
Camp 50 in the Ebola free country of Benin is set up.

Ebola epidemic: progress of THW operations

By now, THW has been active in West Africa for more than six weeks and has provided its logistical-technical contribution in the fight against the Ebola epidemic. Since the beginning of the operations, much has happened. Thus, for example, THW carried out numerous procurements in Ghana, set up several camps in Sierra Leone, performed technical maintenance work, developed a satellite communication system or supported the coordination of international aid. To date, altogether about 30 THW volunteers have been deployed.
Besides camp equipment, the relief goods include THW emergency vehicles.

THW is shipping relief goods to West Africa for the fight against Ebola

Today the Federal Agency for Technical Relief is carrying out a relief goods transport to Sierra Leone. Besides THW equipment, goods for the German Red Cross are also transported.
After typhoon Haiyan, THW volunteers provide emergency help in the Philippines  - above all by the treatment of drinking water.

Typhoon Haiyan – one year later

These days mark the first anniversary of the typhoon disaster in the Philippines: on 8th November, Haiyan swept through the island state with wind speeds of up to 236 miles/h to leave a trail of destruction. Until the end of January 2014, about 70 THW volunteers provided afterwards important emergency aid, above all in the sector of drinking water supply.
THW intensifies its activities in the fight against Ebola.

Ebola-Epidemic: THW sends operational personnel to West Africa

On behalf of the Federal Government, the Federal Agency for Technical Relief intensifies its activities in the fight against Ebola. Altogether seven THW experts are now providing technical-logistical support in West Africa for international aid operations. On Tuesday, six volunteers left for Ghana. Four of them will later on travel as a technical team to Sierra Leone. One volunteer has already been deployed in the Guinean capital of Conakry since the last weekend.
The two THW reconaissance teams completed their work in West Africa.

Ebola epidemic: THW's investigators back from West Africa

In the last few days, the two reconnaissance teams from THW returned from West Africa to Germany. On behalf of the Federal Government, since the beginning of October, they had investigated on site how THW can support the fight against the Ebola epidemic.
THW is sending a second reconnaissance team to Ghana. There, THW volunteers are investigating further deployment options.

Ebola-epidemic: THW now also explores Ghana

On behalf of the Federal Government, the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) sent yesterday a second reconnaissance team from Frankfurt to West Africa. The aim of the two THW forces is Accra in Ghana. Thus, today marks the start of THW's potential deployment options in Ghana after having already been active in Senegal, in a crisis region which has been hit by the Ebola epidemic.
THW is sending a reconnaissance team to Senegal. There the volunteers are examining the support possibilities of THW.

Ebola epidemic: THW sends reconnaissance team

The Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) helps fight against the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. On behalf of the Federal Government, a two-man reconnaissance team set off from Frankfurt to Senegal yesterday. Today the THW experts arrived in Dakar.

THW-drinking water experts on their way to Cebu

“The people in the Philippines are in urgent need of help. With the deployment of our volunteers by the Federal Minister of the Interior, Dr Friedrich, and our technology, we want to contribute to mitigate the suffering in the affected areas”, said THW’s Vice-President, Mr Gerd Friedsam, in Berlin today on Wednesday. In the middle of the day, 17 THW volunteers will set off to the crisis area from Frankfurt and Berlin. There they will supply the population with drinking water, repair destroyed water systems and restore the infrastructure.
The material is packed for the operations

Fresh drinking water for the Philippines

Upon request of the Federal Minister of the Interior, Mr Hans-Peter Friedrich, the Federal Agency for Technical Relief will send two drinking water treatment units, a laboratory for the examination of water quality as well as tools for emergency repairs of the infrastructure to the Philippine crisis region. The 19 THW-experts will start on Wednesday.

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