What We Do
Since 1967 Peacevillage International has been helping the most innocent victims of war and conflict worldwide – the children. The three main areas of our work are:
Individual Medical Aid for sick and injured children who cannot receive adequate treatment in their home countries, but who have a chance of being cured in Europe.
Aid Projects in regions of war and conflict to improve local medical services.
Peace Education to promote humanitarian awareness and social engagement.
The work of Peacevillage International is officially recognized as a charity and is financed almost exclusively by donations and membership fees. The donation seal of the DZI (Deutsches Zentralinstitut für Soziale Fragen – German Central Institute for Social Matters) confirms the responsible and effective deployment of donations.
From war-torn regions and crisis areas we bring sick and injured children, who have no hope of receiving medical treatment, to Germany so that they can be cared for in European hospitals. Depending on the severity of injuries and sickness, the children are treated here for several months or in some cases for even years.
Once the medical treatment and the physiotherapy at Peacevillage International have been completed, all the children return to their homes and families. Within the financial framework of our individual medical aid work, approximately 1,000 children per year from all over the world are being helped. For many of those children it is the only chance of survival.
Our worldwide projects help to improve the medical and humanitarian conditions in regions of war and conflict. Peacevillage International builds Peace Villages, Medical Base Stations, infirmaries, orthopedic workshops etc, provides financial and logistic support and then hands over the upkeep to local partner organizations.
Relief supplies, medication and food are continually dispatched via container and truck to our partners from non-governmental organizations abroad – helping them to help themselves.
The work of the Peacevillage Educational Training Centre has been state approved since 1986. We offer seminars, exhibitions and events to provide an educational approach to peace by making political contexts transparent and by promoting social awareness.
Children and young people meet at our intercultural community centre to learn about the culture of the Peacevillage children and to work together actively in order to achieve a peaceful cultural co-existence – beyond their own front doors and in global context.
Accounts And Ways To Donate
Donations in any currency are very welcome. Send a check to our postal address, donate via money order to our accounts listed below or use the online donation form here (German version only).
IBAN: DE59 3655 0000 0000 1024 00
Niederrheinische Sparkasse RheinLippe
IBAN: DE91 3565 0000 0000 1111 53