Security is an important requirement for development. However, armed conflicts and violence threaten political, economic and social life in many of our partner countries. We contribute to security and stability in these countries by helping, for example, to set up or reform the police force.
Developing countries are often not equipped to respond adequately to natural disasters. We have many years of experience in managing disasters and help our partners respond appropriately to them. Our efforts focus on immediate and emergency aid, as well as reconstruction to prevent natural disasters.
Emergency aid and transition assistance
Conflicts and disasters threaten people's very existence. They destroy political structures, value chains, social networks and infrastructure. We combine short-term emergency aid with extensive reconstruction. We help prevent new crises and rebuild the economic infrastructure.
Crisis prevention and peacebuilding
Violent conflicts often give rise to serious social and economic problems. We help our partner countries overcome the causes of conflicts, violence and fragile governance by establishing and institutionalizing mechanisms for non-violent conflict transformation.