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23 May 2015 description

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl has praised the remarkable support from Germany for Palestine refugees – particularly refugees in Gaza – during an official trip to Berlin this week.

Germany is the second-largest supporter of the UNRWA response to the humanitarian crisis resulting from the 2014 conflict in Gaza, with a total contribution of EUR 80 million (US$ 93 million) to UNRWA programmes in Gaza to date. This support allowed UNRWA to initiate its emergency shelter assistance programme and to support the most vulnerable.

20 May 2015 description

Representatives of the Congolese and German Governments have formally opened an ammunition depot that will ensure the safe storage of ammunition by Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC) near the city of Bukavu.

As the Democratic Republic of Congo continues to suffer from armed violence and conflict, the secure storage of ammunition has become a priority for the Congolese Government.

20 May 2015 description
report UN Women

A year on from the Ebola outbreak, a new campaign with journalists, students and teachers is injecting fresh energy into the drive to kick Ebola out of Sierra Leone.

18 May 2015 description

13.05.2015 |

Berlin – The German Development Ministry is going to set up a substantial support programme to assist Nepal in its reconstruction efforts following the recent earthquakes. The focus will be on infrastructure rehabilitation and restoring energy supply and health services.

18 May 2015 description

Foreign Minister Steinmeier visited Lebanon and Jordan on 15 and 16 May. In addition to holding political talks with government representatives, the German Foreign Minister’s aim was to find out more about the difficult situation faced by Syrian refugees on the ground.

18 May 2015 description
report Radio Okapi

L’ambassade de l’Allemagne a financé la construction d’un centre de santé au Bloc Misenge I, un quartier situé à environ 15 km de la ville de Kindu (Maniema). Ce projet est réalisé en collaboration avec l’Association pour la promotion et la protection de la vie (APPROVI).

Le point sur le fonctionnement de ce centre de santé dans cet entretien que Jody Nkashama a eu avec Imani Ramazani, président du conseil d’administration d’PPROVI.

13 May 2015 description
report World Vision

KHARTOUM, April 2015

Germany’s contribution - worth 1 Million Euros - will go towards supporting communities in South Darfur in Sudan to improve their food and livelihoods security and access to water, hygiene and sanitation. The project aims to reach an estimated population of 49,950 direct beneficiaries during a period of 18 months, starting April 1st, 2015 to September 30th, 2016. The project will focus on communities living in Rehed Al Birdi and Katyla localities in South Darfur.

13 May 2015 description

Germany has announced a new EUR 37 million (US$ 41 million) contribution to the UNRWA shelter assistance programme in Gaza. With a total contribution of EUR 80 million (US$ 93 million) to UNRWA programmes in Gaza to date, Germany is the second largest supporter of the UNRWA response to the humanitarian crisis resulting from the 2014 conflict.

13 May 2015 description
report Redhum

Guatemala, 12 de Mayo 2015

Fuente: Diario de Centro America

Cáritas Arquidiocesana de Guatemala recibió una donación del Gobierno de la República Federal de Alemania, por medio de su Embajada en este país, para ayudar a las familias afectadas por la canícula prolongada del año pasado.

El aporte valorado en 350 mil euros (Q3 millones 48 mil 500), para el período 2015-2017, será invertido en programas de seguridad alimentaria sostenible, prevención de salud y nutrición, según las autoridades de la representación diplomática.

12 May 2015 description
report European Union
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Asylum decisions in the EU

Syrians remain the main beneficiaries

The 27 EU Member States for which data are available granted protection status to 185 000 asylum seekers in 2014, up by almost 50% compared with 2013. Since 2008, more than 750 000 asylum seekers have been granted protection status in the EU.

These data on the results of asylum decisions in the EU are released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

More than 1 out of 3 persons granted protection status in the EU was Syrian

11 May 2015 description
report Deutsche Welle

Chancellor Angela Merkel and leaders of Germany's states have agreed upon faster processing of refugee's applications for asylum. More migration officers will be appointed, but plans are still too hazy at the moment.

Angela Merkel and representatives from eight German states discussed dealing with an impending refugee crisis on Friday after the country's migration authorities said they expected around 450,000 asylum seekers this year.

07 May 2015 description
report Deutsche Welle

Berlin has sent two ships to the Mediterranean to rescue refugees trafficked from Africa. The ships' doctors have already begun treating migrants who were injured at sea.

Marines in German ships "Hessen" and "Berlin" (pictured above) began their mission to help migrants at sea and were involved in their first rescue operation on Wednesday, the army said. The two ships had left the port of Crete on Tuesday and were planning to participate in relief exercises between the Libyan and Sicilian coasts.

04 May 2015 description

30.04.2015 – After the devastating earthquake on 25 April, more and more relief supplies and experts are arriving in Nepal. Deploying these resources swiftly and in a coordinated manner is now crucial.

04 May 2015 description

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Monday 5/4/2015 - 13:00 GMT

Germany deployed two ships to the Mediterranean Monday to assist a European Union migrant rescue mission beefed up last month to stop deadly disasters at sea, the defence ministry said.

The ships Berlin and Hessen arrived at the Greek island of Crete to be loaded up with cargo and personnel, a ministry spokesman said.

01 May 2015 description

US$ 1.37 million in funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through KfW Development Bank and the Japanese Government, available as first instalment for supporting home repairs of severe damages, will reach 388 refugee families across the Gaza Strip next week. They will access the payments through local banks.

29 Apr 2015 description

The advance team of four, deployed to support the German embassy as well as a team of the Rapid Deployment Unit Water Supply Abroad of THW (SEEWA), has arrived in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu at midday. The experts will explore the situation on site and prepare the SEEWA operations.

28 Apr 2015 description

On Saturday (25 April), Nepal was hit by one of the worst earthquakes in its history. International aid has now begun arriving. The Federal Foreign Office has provided 2.5 million euros in aid as part of Germany’s support. The German Embassy in Kathmandu is providing consular assistance to German citizens affected by the disaster.

26 Apr 2015 description

Hong Kong, China | AFP | Sunday 4/26/2015 - 04:27 GMT

by Jennifer O'MAHONY

Aid groups and governments worldwide intensified efforts Sunday to help earthquake-hit Nepal, but blocked roads, downed power lines and overcrowded hospitals posed formidable challenges in an already poor country.

As the death toll in the Himalayan nation surpassed 2,500, the US together with European and Asian nations sent emergency crews to reinforce those scrambling to find survivors in the devastated capital Kathmandu and in cut-off rural areas.

26 Apr 2015 description

Hong Kong, China | AFP | Sunday 4/26/2015 - 06:17 GMT

by Jennifer O'MAHONY

International aid groups and governments intensified efforts to get rescuers and supplies into earthquake-hit Nepal on Sunday, but severed communications and landslides in the Himalayan nation posed formidable challenges to the relief effort.

26 Apr 2015 description

After the severe earthquake in Nepal with more than 2,000 deaths and about 5,000 injured people, the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) has sent at noon today on Sunday an advance team to Kathmandu on behalf of the Federal Government. The task of the team of four is to support the German Embassy in coordination and reconnaissance tasks as well as the preparation of the operation. In the evening, further eleven operational staff of the Rapid Deployment Unit Water Supply Abroad (SEEWA) will fly to the operational area.