March 22, 2011

Last year they lost everything, now they have hope for the future again: 60 families in north-western Pakistan who lost their homes in the floods last August have now built new houses with the help of Shelter Now.

Last year they lost everything, now they have hope for t...

February 1, 2011

Up to 70 patients a day – training for dentists – dental laboratory to be expanded The dental clinic run by Shelter Now in the Afghan city of Herat is to be expanded: Shelter Now will shortly be sending a fifth dentist's chair to Afghanistan along with further equipmen...

November 18, 2010

The biggest problem in the flood regions of Pakistan right now is the shortage of drinking water. The wells are contaminated, and many people – children especially – are suffering from diarrhea, skin problems and other illnesses as a result. In the villages that we are...

October 27, 2010

Our daily distribution of hot meals has now been completed. We were able to feed up to 4300 people a day in the critical phase. Clean drinking water remains a huge problem. The wells are contaminated so that drinking the water makes people ill. We received free water p...

August 10, 2010

After being met at Islamabad airport early this morning, I was taken directly to Peshawar where our minitruck was loaded with around 2,000 hot meals in plastic bags. We then drove on to Nowshera to distribute them.

After being picked up at Islamabad airport early this m...

August 9, 2010

The situation in the areas of Pakistan devastated by the flooding is desperate. Shelter Now's Udo Stolte set out for the disaster area at short notice to assess the situation for himself and coordinate possible projects.

Local Shelter Now employees have begun handing ou...

February 22, 2010

Saffron, the world's most valuable spice, allows farmers in Afghanistan to build up a new livelihood.

In the Autumn of 2008, Shelter Now began a project that involved cultivating saffron. Farmers from the province of Herat were given saffron bulbs, fertilizer and instru...

August 18, 2009

Shelter Now launches fundraising drive in the Braunschweig pedestrian zone The financial crisis has revealed how artificial and unrealistic our financial structures - based on the euro and the dollar - have become. The Kuchis (pronounced "Kootchees") are a semi-nomadic...

July 28, 2009

It's a nondescript building in a side street somewhere in Kabul City. But for the 100 students that attend this elementary school, its value is immeasurable.

It's a nondescript building in a side street somewhere in Kabul City. But for the 100 students that attend this...

July 11, 2009

For at least three thousand years, the Kuchis (pronounced “kootchees”’) have led semi-nomadic lives. During the summer they live in the mountainous regions of Afghanistan. In the winter, they move south to lower-lying areas, often crossing over into Pakistan.

They make...