Headlines April 2010

by Ruth Bücker,  2010/03/30

+++Kick-off Event for the “Year of Water 2010” in Kaufbeuren +++ Spring Festival in honour of voluntary assistants +++ humedica participates in panel discussion “business meets UN” in Berlin +++

Kick-off Event for the “Year of Water”

Wells are a way of ensuring sufficient supply with clean water and large transport distances become shorter. Photo: humedica/Susanne Merkel

Water means hygiene. Water means health. Water means life. For this reason the year 2010 will be focussed on water. With Doris Wenzel (Kaufbeuren) being project manager and Katja Ebstein being patron, various presentations, exhibitions and concerts related to the flowing element of water will take place during the year.

Takings of the events will be invested in the humedica-run well project in Ethiopia, which was presented by Susanne Merkel at the kick-off event some days ago.

You can find further information about water and about particular events on the homepage of the „Year of Water 2010 Kaufbeuren“.

Invitation to Panel Discussion in Berlin

The purpose of humanitarian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) such as humedica is to help people in misery. In the event of a disaster, organisations active in the field of humanitarian aid take over an essential role.

Also companies in the private sector are getting active more and more frequently and to a greater extent. To what degree does their action influence the work of non-governmental organisations? Would it not be more effective if the companies made donations? Which kind of experiences has already been gained regarding the commitment of private sector companies in the field of humanitarian aid?

In order to answer these and similar questions, a panel discussion led by renowned guest speakers will take place on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, starting at 7pm. Dr Rainer Wend (Deutsche Post AG), Dr Georg Birgelen (Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany), Rudolf Möller (UN OCHA), and humedica board member Georg Müller (Solms bei Wetzlar) will participate in the discussion.

The panel will be hosted by Sibylle Pfeifer of the United Nations Association of Germany. We would like to invite anyone who is interested to the Representation of the Free State of Thuringia to the Federation in Mohrenstraße, Berlin.

Spring Festival for humedica Assistants

Animated talks and exchange at afternoon tea: this day is dedicated exclusively to the honorary humedica assistants. Photo: humedica

Our relief missions can only be carried out that efficiently and fast thanks to the many honorary assistants who support humedica all over the year. Hundreds of committed persons from the Allgaeu region in Bavaria and from other regions are registered at our headquarters and are always prepared to invest their time and work when it is needed.

In order to thank them for this great support, humedica employees will celebrate a spring festival together with the honorary assistants. This festival will take place on April 9, 2010, starting at 4pm at the humedica headquarter in Kaufbeuren-Neugablonz.

We are looking forward to a nice meeting with our committed assistants, to animated talks and to an afternoon marked by the joy and pleasure of our achievements – our joint achievements.

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