German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW Jordan)
ivilian government response organisation at the request of the United Nations, the European Union, or bilaterally, active in over 130 countries since 1953, ready for deployment within a few hours to provide assistance in natural disasters and complex emergencies with High Capcity Pumping-, Search and Rescue- and Water Purification Teams and to contribute in logisitcs and coordination on all levels, based on more than 80.000 volunteers, donating their spare time for technical and humanitarian assistance, e.g. in the reconstruction of schools and houses after the tsunami in Indonesia and remained active in Haiti for 18 months after the heavy earthquake in January 2010, active in Jordan with the assessment of the humanitarian situation since 2012, funded by the Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt), several micro-projects conducted in cooperation with Jordanian relief organisations (providing emergency generators and ambulances for hospitals near the Syrian border), mandated now with aiding the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and UNICEF, Jordanian agencies, and relief organisations. As both first on the ground in constructing the refugee camps in Za'atari and since 2013 Al Azraq, the mixed Jordanian/German ca. 20 staff based in Al Azraq and Amman is engaged side by side with local companies in establishing both Basecamps for all UN-Agencies and NGOs with IHP, establishing, running and dismanteling the UNICEF logistics warehouse in Za'atari, building almost all sanitary units with thousands of toilets and showers, kitchenunits with 2 communal kitchens each, planning and designing water networks, water storage tankfarms and assisting on a daily basis all Agencies and NGO with technical means and knowledge on request. As today, the THW has deployed more than 250 engineers, craftsmen, logisticians, coordinators and financial experts from Germany.