Long term development projects are often made impossible by natural or man-made disasters. terre des hommes project countries are affected time and again. Humanitarian aid aims at direct supply with urgently needed relief goods, but also at the reconstruction of social infrastructure, it aims to offer a prospect to the affected people. Humanitarian aid must be geared to the need and the interests of victims and the affected must be involved in the planning process from the outset. Only this way the needs of the people can be met and the projects can take sustainable effects. Therefore terre des hommes cooperates with local partner organisations which know the circumstances on the spot and can include the abilities of the affected people in realising necessary measures.