Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft e.V. is an alliance of the nine German development and relief organizations Brot für die Welt, Christoffel-Blindenmission, DAHW, Kindernothilfe, medico international, Misereor, Plan International, terre des hommes, Welthungerhilfe as well as the associated members German Doctors and Oxfam.
Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft was founded after the tsunami disaster in December 2004. It combines larger and smaller aid organizations, both church and secular – and thus reflects a cross-section of German society. Years of experience in the field of disaster relief and development cooperation enable aid that is highly effective during emergencies and conflicts. The members provide short-term assistance, which instantaneously ensures survival, as well as long-term support in order to overcome hardship and conflicts in a sustainable way and prevent new crises. We aim to fight the causes of hunger, poverty and violence. The alliance counteracts the current trend to only focus aid and donations on overcoming acute and possibly spectacular disasters.
The agencies continue to act independently, but also support each other and coordinate their activities. Donations are collected jointly and divided up equally among the organizations.
Eleven organizations – one alliance. Our work is based on the principles of prevention, partnership-based cooperation, long-term aid, bundled experience and commitment to development cooperation.