How Hanseatic Help Turned a Problem into an Opportunity

Hanseatic Help e.V.Hanseatic Help e.V. collects and distributes everyday commodities to non-profit organizations worldwde.

In 2015, millions of people fled the war in Syria to find refuge in Europe. While many Germans welcomed the refugees, others were afraid of the burden they would place on the country. Arnd Boekhoff was among those people who did not focus on the problems but saw an opportunity to help and take action. Together with others, he founded Hanseatic Help. Watch the video to see how this small-scale initiative which started in the harbor of Hamburg has grown to an organization that is operating worldwide.

Hanseatic Help co-founder Arnd Boekhoff is a member of the Transatlantic Core Group.


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