World Relief Deutschland - Charitable organization

World Relief Deutschland - Charitable Organization

Help in Syria - World Relief Germany

Help in Syria - A New Beginning in Homs

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About us

World Relief Germany e.V. is a Christian aid organization for development cooperation and development-oriented emergency aid.

What we do

Our projects primarily focus on health, education, wash (water, sanitation and hygiene), food security and peacebuilding.

Where we work

We are currently active in seven countries. In addition, we support the programs of our partner World Relief (USA) in a further 14 countries.


YASMEEN – Hope for a home after
war and plunder in Homs

Yasmeen starts to cry as she leads us into the kitchen.
“Even the faucets have been taken! They left us nothing”, she shares through her tears. …

Our vision and goals

Poverty, injustice, suffering, and conflict define the everyday lives of many people across the globe. As an organization we see the amazing potential of every community and individual and work to partner with them to seek creative and sometimes unconventional approaches to find a way out of these challenging situations. We see reconciliation as the main avenue for which positive change will happen and thus our motto of “reconciliation in action” means finding a balance in all of our relationships – with God, ourselves, one another, and with our environment.

About us

We are active in a number of countries of the Middle East where projects are coordinated by our local staff and carried out in partnership with the local communities. These include Yemen, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, Somalia (Somaliland), Turkey and Iraq.

World Relief Germany has roughly 80 staff members, seven of whom work in the International Office in Berlin

  • We rely on God

    The foundation of our work is Jesus’ commandment to love one’s neighbor. We believe that all people have a right to food, health and education, and that each individual has intrinsic value.

  • We remain local

    Our focus is on long-term and sustainable development. We choose carefully where we are involved, but then we stay – as long as it takes!

  • We have the experience

    In 1998, the organization was formally registered under the name “Partner Aid International” by a small group of Christian families working as specialists, doctors and engineers with a vision for Yemen.  Since then the organization and our commitment has steadily expanded.

  • We are flexible

    Whether building bridges between followers of various religions in Pakistan, facilitators of literacy courses for Syrian refugee children in Jordan, as mentors for self-help groups in Somaliland or as project coordinators for water and sanitation in Yemen, we seek to find local solutions together with the communities where we work.


What others are saying about us

“One of my favorite aspects of World Relief Germany is that our focus is not to make a big name for ourselves, and it’s not about expanding the organization, but our focus is on the people we serve. I love to work for an organization that focuses on the long-term interests of those we serve. ”

Seth Yuusuf Clarkson Country Representative Somaliland

“Development aid is often a blind flight. How refreshing that at World Relief Germany not only heart and hand are pronounced, but also a sustainable willingness to learn. ”

Matthias EigenbrodtDentist from Kreuzberg and longtime supporter of World Relief Germany

“My time at World Relief Germany was exciting, moving and formative for me. The staff members in Germany and in the project countries impressed me with their idealism, the joy of their humanitarian work and their positive attitude even in critical situations. It was clearly felt that God has his hand over the people and the projects, especially when situations that seemed hopeless were resolved and turned to the good. I wish World Relief Germany as well as the US partner organization the joy and enthusiasm for the important service, the financial means to continue the work long term and the full blessing of God.”

Carsten DierksFormer member of the Supervisory Board of World Relief Germany

Annual Report

The 2017 Annual Report gives an overview of our organization and our country projects.