European Disaster Volunteers in Haiti
After natural disasters such as the tsunami in southeast Asia or the earthquake in Haiti, a wave of help roles over the devastated counties. Many professional NGOs come, but also a lot of small organizations with often inexperienced crews. Especially if the work of volunteer workers contributes to the situations is widely discussed. The NGO “European Disaster Volunteers” is one of those volunteer organizations. Andy Cheggar (34) from England, the founder of “EDV”, has been a victim of the Tsunami in 2004. He survived severely injures, his girlfriend died. This was a turning point in his life: He gave up his job as an engineer and works ever since in disaster zones, together with backpackers from around the globe. Currently his organization supports orphanages and reconstructs schools in Port-au-Prince.