People's Aid Austria (Volkshilfe Österreich) was founded in 1947 as an impartial and non-profit-making charity organisation to support people suffering from hunger, unemployment and deficient health care after World War II.
This humanitarian and solidary approach was – within nearly 70 years since its formation - taken to an international level to enable worldwide support to people in need.
Within the framework of this international cooperation People's Aid has already implemented numerous projects in almost 30 countries.
As regards content, those supporting measures are imputed either to development cooperation or to humanitarian aid. Development cooperation projects - jointly implemented with local partner organisations - are based on long-term aims which shall help to sustainably cover assessed needs of a specific target group, while activities in the field of humanitarian aid react to urgent crisis situations (disasters) in the short-term (more information can be found under Humanitarian Aid).
People's Aid pursues with its work in development cooperation the following aims:
In order to be able to reach those aims People's Aid mainly deals with the thematic areas of
which are strongly incorporated in its projects of development cooperation.
When developing and implementing development cooperation projects People's Aid gears to the "Sustainable Development Goals" (SDGs) which i.e. aims at the elimination of poverty, decent work, good health and education for all as well as inequality reduction.
Finished development projects: