How would you define natural humanitarian aid

Humanitarian crises

In the event of a disaster, the World Health Organization (WHO) can dispatch so-called Emergency Medical Teams (EMT), consisting of medical staff, logisticians, coordinators and experts in water and hygiene, to the affected area. In 2018, Malteser International's Emergency Medical Team was certified by the WHO. They can be on site within up to 72 hours to provide emergency medical assistance and basic health care.

In the transition aid it is important to find the way out of the acute crisis step by step in the direction of long-term development measures that sustainably improve people's living conditions. Important projects are, for example, the reconstruction of infrastructure, the fight against diseases and their causes through improved access to medical care and food or the improvement of water and sanitation.

With a view to strengthening resilience and capacities, it is essential to adequately prepare the local population for future disasters. Many countries are in constant danger of a new crisis situation due to extreme weather phenomena or flare-up conflicts. Disaster risk management aims to develop emergency plans as well as protective and evacuation measures and to train operations so that in the event of a crisis, a quick and effective response can be made.