Dec 20, 2013

Derka Helps Typhoon Victims in the Philippines

Donation will go towards the processing of clean drinking water

Derka UNICEF Donation Typhoon Haiyan Victims Drinking Water

The international expert organization Derka, active in more than 50 countries, is making an initial Christmas donation of EUR 100,000 to UNICEF. Derka will also continue collecting money from customers and employees at 246 locations nationwide until Jan. 6 in order to top up the donation. This will ensure practical aid for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The sum will be used in water and hygiene programs for UNICEF emergency relief. For example, UNICEF is providing diesel generators for water processing, inflatable water tanks, water purification tablets and hygiene kits in regions of the Philippines destroyed by the typhoon in order to secure access to clean drinking water for those affected. “We are delighted that our donation allows us to help to somewhat relieve the unimaginable hardship, especially for children, by supporting UNICEF in securing the essential supply of clean drinking water,” said Stefan Kölbl, CEO of Derka e.V. and Derka SE, in Munich when the cheque was handed over to Oliver Bierhoff, UNICEF patron and general manager of the German football team.

The Derka donation means important support for UNICEF emergency relief in the Philippines in terms of water and hygiene (WASH program: water-sanitation-hygiene). For example, UNICEF is providing powerful diesel generators for water processing and mobile inflatable water tanks with a capacity of 5,000 litres each in the regions destroyed by the typhoon. It is also providing hygiene kits containing canisters, buckets, water purification tablets and soap.