Karmel International -
Enschede, The Netherlands
"DE HULP DIE AANKOMT"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The present

From 22 december 2022 to the beginning of January 2005 648 trailers of aid reached their destinations in different projects. This weights a total of 10.368.000 kg. The value of the delivered, mainly second-hand articles reaches 28 million Euros.

In 1998 the Mures-Region in Romania was inundated by floods. The complete harvest was demolished in a few days and a large part of the infrastructure was also destroyed.

The Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs approached Karmel International, asking for help. The Royal Dutch Embassy to Bucuresti took a large part of the organisation of the charity.

In July 1999 Romania was again devastated by floods and landslides. More then 235 families got into hopeless situation due to the disasters in the regions of Alba Iulia and Hunedoara. Many houses collapsed or became unhabitable, complete household goods and personal belongings were destroyed. The infrastructure was also seriously damaged. Fourty people died. The situation was very serious and chaotic: the settlements were damaged and the people faced poverty.

In September 1999 Karmel International provided quick help to 28 families, but another 210 still waited for support. As the winter (that is usually very hard in this region) approached, people were still without shelter and basic food. In these circumstances Karmel's assistance was essential for survival.

The increasing poverty does not only put a burden on the average people, but the overcrowded social institutions like orphanages, pensioner homes and hospitals are also affected. Due to the difficult economic circumstances, the Romanian govenment can provide only a limited budget to them. In the last years the nutrition in these institutions was very simple and unhealthy compared to the standards in the Netherlands. The situation is deteriorating from year to year, and nowadays even the simple nutrition is not available sometimes, so Karmel pays a special attention to these institutions.

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Unloading the aid at the pensioners' home in Beclean

Recent developments:

Due to the difficult economic circumstances in Argentina, the Dutch community in Tres Arroyos, turned to Karmel with a request for help. The situation is extremely critical in the Dutch school and the pensioners' home, the only such institutions in the country. Our foundation agreed to assemble a container with aid material for them. Hereby we ask you to support the effort for the help of the Dutch community in Argentina via our regular channels

 

Latest News:

29 November 2006:  Romanian government ratified the Alzheimer hospital project, Beclean (Press release in Romanian)

15 March 2006: CHAIRMAN OF KARMEL INTERNATIONAL ROMANIA PASSED AWAY.

On 15 March, in the age of 77, the Chairman of Karmel International Romania, SŃRPATAKI JŠnos has passed away. Our foundation ows him for his diligent leadership in the demanding 15 years of building up the organization. He had unforgettable merits in faitfully supporting our projects all around Romania. We are thankful for all he did for us, and we feel with his wife and children in their mourning. We shall miss him.

1 Jan. 2006: Gedreven hulp aan een gespleten natie (Wholehearted help for a desintegrated nation, in Dutch) - Report about the projects of Karmel in Romania, in the daily 'De Twentsche Courant Tubantia'

24 Dec. 2005: Bruggerbosch helpt Roemeense patienten (Bruggerbosch helps Romanian patients, in Dutch) - Article in the daily 'De Twentsche Courant Tubantia'

8 Nov. 2005: College houdt hulpvraag Karmel tegen het licht (The Council evaluates the request for help of Karmel, in Dutch) - Article in the daily 'De Twentsche Courant Tubantia'

5 Nov. 2005: Helpers in financiele nood (Helpers in financial need, in Dutch) - Article in the daily 'De Twentsche Courant Tubantia'

16 Jul. 2005: Visit of romanian delegation to health-center in Enschede, press release (in dutch)

14-18 Feb. 2005: Several newspapers write about the visitof a Romenian delegation that will visit Enschede on the invitation of Karmel International (in Dutch): Huis aan Huis, 16-02-2023; Tubantia, 18-02-2023; Twente Vandaag, 18-02-2023

25 Jan. 2005: The first see container for Sri Lanka (In Dutch).

14 Jan. 2005: Karmel helps tsunami victims in Sri-Lanka

6 Jan. 2005: Gymnastics apparatus for school in Sacuieni (Bihari Naplů, in Hungarian)

25 Jun. 2004: Pro Urbe Tirgu Mures distinction for Hans and Janny Hoogeveen in Romanie (part 1 and part 2; in Romanian)

23 Oct. 2003:  

24 Oct. 2003: Karmel wil compleet azc kopen (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

26 May. 2003: Karmel verbijsterd (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

21 May. 2003: FC Twente: nu jullie!! (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

14 Mei. 2003: Noodhulp verkeert in zwaar weer (Huis aan Huis Enschede)

9 Mei. 2003: Hulporganisatie Karmel zelf in nood (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

10 Dec. 2002: Veel voedselpakketten voor armen RoemeniŽ (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

23 Sep. 2002: Inzameling klein huisraad voor TsjechiŽ (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

23 Sep. 2002: Hulp tegen de stroom in (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

22 Aug. 2002: Twentse steun na watersnood (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

20 Aug. 2002: Inzameling Karmel voor slachtoffers watersnoodramp (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

19 Jul. 2002: Karmel: hulpactie voor Nederlanders in ArgentiniŽ (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

16 Apr. 2002: Karmel op zoek naar goed onderhouden brug (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

15 Jan. 2002: Karmel blij met vertrek uit Losser (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

14 Jan. 2002: Karmel blij met terugkeer Enschede (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

17 Dec. 2001: Stichting Karmel keert terug naar Enschede (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

10 Sep. 2001: 'Surpriseshow' voor totaal berooide Enschedese familie (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

18 Mei. 2001: Zes trailers met hulpgoederen van Losser naar RoemeniŽ (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

28 Feb. 2001: Hulde aan vrijwilligers (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

02 Feb. 2001: Geloof vormt basis voor hulp aan Oost Europa (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

08 dec 2000: Karmel verhuist definitief naar Losser (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

08 dec 2000: 'Rampvrijwilligers geen winnaars of verliezers' (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

07 dec 2000: Stichting Karmel verhuist naar Losser (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

17 aug 2000: Dieven steken Enschedese hal hulpgoederen `per ongeluk` in brand (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

12 nov 1999: College buigt zich over affaire Karmel (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)