Flood disaster in northern Afghanistan

Flood disaster in northern Afghanistan

Torrential rains have caused flooding in the provinces of Bahlan, Tachar and Badakhshan in northern Afghanistan. As a result, more than 300 people have died. According to the Taliban authorities, many people are still missing and the death toll is likely to rise...

“It was a wonderful celebration”

“It was a wonderful celebration”

On March 23, the handover of the leadership of Shelter Now Germany from Udo Stolte to Matthias Stechert was celebrated with 300 guests. Matthias Stechert had previously been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the association by resolution of the General...

Extension of the children’s center in Baadre completed

Extension of the children’s center in Baadre completed

More than 300 children in the Essian refugee camp were thrilled to take possession of the new children's center. "We started with just 60 children more than five years ago," reports director Helin, " in the meantime the group has grown to 200 children." Last year, we...

New fire extinguishers for refugee camps in Kurdistan

New fire extinguishers for refugee camps in Kurdistan

Drought and the related risk of forest fires are a global concern. Here in Germany as well. The last few years have brought us hotter and hotter summers, and at the same time there has been less rain. As a result of the drought, the risk of forest fires increases...

Shelter Now Helps Earthquake Victims in Syria

Shelter Now Helps Earthquake Victims in Syria

After the devastating earthquake on 6th February 2023 (we reported about it), Shelter Now Kurdistan wanted to reach out to people in the Syrian area. There is a big kurdish population in Syria and Northern Iraq, and many of the people we know have personal...

Turkeys for Yazidi families – a pilot project

Turkeys for Yazidi families – a pilot project

Tens of thousands of Yazidis were displaced by the Islamic State in 2014 - thousands more suffered even worse. The refugees are still unable to return to their original homeland of Shingal (Sinjar); it is still too dangerous there, and there are hardly any...

Our children’s center in northern Iraq is growing

Our children’s center in northern Iraq is growing

In Essyan Camp, a camp with displaced Yazidis in the Autonomous Region of Kurdistan, Shelter Now has been supporting a children's center for years. "We started five years ago with 60 children," says Helin. "All of them were orphans or half-orphans whose parents had...

New water tanks for Essian Camp in Baadre

New water tanks for Essian Camp in Baadre

Since 2014, thousands of people have been living in Essian Camp near the city of Baadre in northern Iraq. These Yazidis have been driven from their homes in the Sinjar Mountains by the horrific violence of the "Islamic State." Because it is still dangerous there, most...

Help for earthquake-affected families

Help for earthquake-affected families

The massive earthquake in Turkey and Syria has left millions of people in great need. We have called for donations and thank you here for all the support so far. We are now working with experienced partners to provide effective help to those affected. In southwest...

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