Relief Goods Annual Report 2016

Relief Goods Annual Report 2016

"We have received 400 chairs and 100 desks for our students. A huge gift for us! Thank you very much for your valuable help!"

Headmaster of a primary school in Bucharest, Romania

Relief Goods Annual Report 2016

Help instead of stockpile

With AVC humanitarian aid, more than 650 tons of relief goods find a new destination every year. What does not (or no longer) meet the high requirements in Switzerland and is often rejected on pallets by manufacturers, gets a second chance with us. Clothing, shoes, food and hygiene articles, but also bicycles, fireplace ovens and much more find grateful buyers in over a dozen countries.

  • Important facts
    • 2016
    • 651 tonnes of relief supplies, including 390 tonnes of clothing and footwear
    • Countries
    • Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Iraq, Italy, Kosovo, Mali, Moldavia, Mongolia, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine
    • Transports
    • Total 49 truck transports and shipping containers
    • Storage area and collection points
    • 600m2 in Safnern near Biel
    • 30 clothing collection points run by volunteers
    • approx. 120 honorary employees
  • 2016
  • 651 tonnes of relief supplies, including 390 tonnes of clothing and footwear
  • Countries
  • Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Iraq, Italy, Kosovo, Mali, Moldavia, Mongolia, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine
  • Transports
  • Total 49 truck transports and shipping containers
  • Storage area and collection points
  • 600m2 in Safnern near Biel
  • 30 clothing collection points run by volunteers
  • approx. 120 honorary employees

To the Annual Report 2016

Supply and demand
Logistical peculiarities such as limited storage space, expiration dates, summer temperatures or staff shortages make it a constant challenge to coordinate supply and demand. All the more we are happy about every successful mediation of relief goods to their new owners. We are amazed at all the generous donations that have been made available to us. Thank you so much!

Heroes in the background
More than 120 volunteers work every year to collect clothes, sort clothes in the warehouse, load trucks, pack Christmas parcels and much more. We are especially indebted to them! Because without them our work would not be possible on this scale.

Hansueli Lauber, Logistics

"It's just incredible how much value a discarded bike suddenly has when it's taken out of a container in another country."

Hansueli Lauber, Logistics

Transports and distribution

Country

Number of transports

Clothes and shoes in kg

Various relief goods in kg

Total

Albania

3

3 750

31 190

34 940

Bosnia

1

16 550

16 493

33 043

Bulgaria

12

114 100

45 770

159 870

Estonia

1

12 200

1 600

13 800

Greece

1.5

5 850

14 155

20 005

Iraq

1

8 400

2 900

11 300

Italy

1.5

0

10 325

10 325

Kosovo

4

49 000

7 640

56 640

Mali (Container)

1

10 690

2 795

13 485

Moldova

4

16 790

45 975

62 765

Mongolia (Container)

2

21 700

2 090

23 790

Romania

9

52 232

49 417

101 649

Serbia

5

40 257

26 912

67 169

Ukraine

3

38 630

3 700

42 330

Total

49

390 149

260 962

651 111

"Aktion Weihnachtspäckli"

In 2016, AVC humanitarian aid participated in the Christmas parcels campaign together with other aid organisations in Switzerland. Thanks to a large number of volunteers, AVC humanitarian aid contributed and transported 14,495 parcels to the 97,100 parcels carried to the east on 33 articulated lorries.

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