Our work during the coronavirus crisis
The Corona pandemic is the biggest global health crisis in decades. It clearly shows that we as an international community share a common destiny. The virus does not know national borders; we can only defeat it in a joint effort. Thus, in the field of international cooperation we must continue to work together closely and focus on solidarity to prevent and overcome such health crises, to fight global injustices and to resolve conflicts without violence.
As a consequence, we are convinced that personal development cooperation and especially peace work are becoming increasingly important. Now more than ever, skilled peace and development workers are needed to support our partners on the ground in their commitment to social development, peace and environmental change.
Almost all of our peace and development workers are currently working on site in the partner countries. Observing hygiene rules, they are predominantly working in the offices of their partner organisations. International travel is partly restricted and quarantine regulations must be observed when entering certain countries. Responsibly and together with our partners, we check in each individual case whether it is possible to travel to the partner country.