Relief Goods Annual Report 2017

Relief Goods Annual Report 2017

"The arrival of the big industrial kitchen from the Bernese Casino here in Lesotho, it was like Christmas twice."

Project Manager Lesotho

Relief Goods Annual Report 2017

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
    • 2017
    • 712 tonnes of relief supplies, including 344 tonnes of clothing and footwear
    • Countries
    • Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Estonia, Iraq, Italy, Kosovo, Mali, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine
    • Transports
    • Total 53 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
  • 2017
  • 712 tonnes of relief supplies, including 344 tonnes of clothing and footwear
  • Countries
  • Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Estonia, Iraq, Italy, Kosovo, Mali, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine
  • Transports
  • Total 53 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 2017

Growing donor list
Every year the list of companies that give us gifts in kind grows. This is not a matter of course for us and we thank you very much for it. For even if many of these goods were otherwise thrown away and destroyed, they are very welcome with our recipients and do a lot of good. We are also grateful for the many individual donations from private individuals. You make a real difference on site!

The challenge of storage space
This year we were particularly challenged with logistics. Often many high-quality and extensive donations were received almost simultaneously. The warehouse in Safnern was always full to bursting point. For the coming years we will need additional storage space.

A toast to the volunteers
Be it at the clothing collection points, be it in the warehouse: thanks only to the active support of many volunteers is it possible to send so much help on its way. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Your Hansueli Lauber, Logistics

"It's always a great pleasure to see a truck full of relief supplies drive off."

Hansueli Lauber, Logistics

Transports and distribution

Country

Number of transports

Clothes and shoes in kg

Various relief goods in kg

Total

Albania

2

4 400

30 918

35 318

Bosnia

1

21 080

26 410

47 490

Bulgaria

14.5

112 960

78 495

191 455

Estonia

1

11 650

3 750

15 400

Iraq

1

8 100

4 510

12 610

Italy

3

650

14 665

15 315

Kosovo

4

42 400

14 839

57 239

Mali (Container)

1

2 700

4 360

7 060

Moldova

8

16 660

87 802

104 462

Mongolia (Container)

2

19 250

4 260

23 510

Poland

1

13 600

1 170

14 770

Romania

9

33 180

79 388

112 568

Serbia

4.5

44 071

15 939

60 010

Ukraine

1

13 150

1 160

14 310

Total

53

343 851

367 666

711 517

"Aktion Weihnachtspäckli"

In 2017, AVC humanitarian aid participated in the Christmas parcels campaign together with other aid organisations in Switzerland. Thanks to a large number of volunteers, AVC has contributed 15 872 parcels to the total of 109 000 parcels transported to the east on 33 articulated lorries. In addition, a further 1 500 parcels were packed and distributed in Italy.

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