Horn von Afrika: Zwei humanitäre Helfer der DEZA erzählen von ihrer Arbeit

Artikel, 19.08.2016

Die internationale Gemeinschaft begeht am 19. August 2016 den Welttag der humanitären Hilfe. Bei dieser Gelegenheit würdigt die DEZA ihre Mitarbeitenden, die humanitäre Hilfe leisten. Natacha Pugin und Abdi Kunow setzen sich täglich für die Nahrungsmittelhilfe am Horn von Afrika ein.

Eine Frau im Spitalbett mit ihrem Sohn auf dem Schoss. Beide sind stark unterernährt. Sie werden in einem Spital in Mogadischu in Somalia behandelt.
Das Welternährungsprogramm der UNO richtet sich 2016 an 1,4 Millionen Menschen in Somalia, die an Hunger leiden. © WFP/Barry Came

Im Rahmen der Schweizer Entwicklungszusammenarbeit leisten mehrere Hundert Expertinnen und Experten humanitäre Hilfe. Sei es in Bern oder im Ausland, als Mitglieder des Schweizerischen Korps für humanitäre Hilfe vor Ort oder in Reserve, arbeiten diese Männer und Frauen in den verschiedensten Bereichen in allen Ländern der Welt, wo Hilfe gebraucht wird.

Das Horn von Afrika ist mit einer Vielzahl von Krisen konfrontiert: Naturkatastrophen, Konflikte, extreme Armut. Somalia ist das Epizentrum der humanitären Katastrophen dieser Region und verzeichnet weltweit die höchste Unterernährungsrate. Die UNO geht von 4,7 Millionen Menschen aus, die in Somalia humanitäre Hilfe benötigen, was 40% der Bevölkerung entspricht.

Wer sind die Helferinnen und Helfer, die sich in diesem schwierigen Kontext engagieren? Wie und woran arbeiten sie? Welches ist ihre Motivation? Fokus auf die Arbeit von zwei Experten der DEZA am Grossen Horn von Afrika.

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Natacha Pugin

Funktion: Mitglied des Schweizerischen Korps für humanitäre Hilfe, im Einsatz für das Welternährungsprogramm der Vereinten Nationen in Somalia

Arbeitsort: Nairobi, Kenia. Gelegentliche Reisen nach Somalia

Dauer der Mission: 12 Monate

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© DEZA

Kunow Abdi

Funktion: Beauftragter des Programms für Ernährungssicherheit für das Horn von Afrika, Schweizer Kooperationsbüro in Kenia

Arbeitsort: Nairobi, Kenia – Reisen am Horn von Afrika (Nordkenia, Somalia)

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