Historie - english version
Development, concept and relief aid actions of the support group "Erlangen hilft e.V." An example of humanitarian aid and peace building by individual aid across cultural borders
The support group known as “Erlangen hilft" developed from the desire to help seriously ill children from crisis-inflicted and war- ravaged regions. Inspired by a presentation given by a Viennese physician, Dr. Eva-Maria Hobiger, in December 2007, who talked about the affliction of the Iraqi people and the catastrophic conditions prevalent in hospitals throughout Iraq, a number of doctors and activists from Erlangen, Nuremberg, Fürth, Forchheim and Bamberg decided they had to do something to help children urgently in need of medical attention. Following a visit to Iraq in 2001, Dr. Hobiger established the aid project "Aladins Wunderlampe" and she has been supporting the Children's Hospital in Basra ever since.