The Deputy Minister for the German Economic Cooperation and Development Mr. Thomas Silberhorn, and the German Ambassador to Lebanon Mr. Christian Clages and UNDP country director Mr. Luca Renda visited the village of Qabb Eliass in bekaa to follow up on the German funded projects through the Lebanon Host Communities Support Project (LHSP).
The Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, Christoph Strässer, travelled to northern Iraq on 13 and 14 December to gain an insight into the preparations for the protection of the refugees from the upcoming winter. Before his departure, he announced that the Federal Government would increase its winter relief, providing a further five million euros.
On behalf of the German Government and with the help of Ukrainian partners, GIZ has built seven winter accommodation centres, providing a further 4,600 displaced people in Ukraine with a roof over their heads when temperatures drop.
15 December 2014 East Jerusalem
The German Development Bank (KfW) and UNRWA signed two agreements worth a total of EUR 25 million ($ 31.3 million) to support Palestine refugees in Gaza and Lebanon.
EUR 20 million ($ 25 million) provided by KfW on behalf of the Government of Germany will fund cash assistance for temporary shelter, as well as major repairs and reconstruction of homes in Gaza. This will help families who are still homeless following the summer 2014 hostilities move into transitional shelter until their home repairs have been completed.
A new batch of urgently needed medical and relief supplies is leaving to the Ebola-affected region in West Africa today on board of the Dutch ship "Karel Doorman".
For the second time, as part of the coordinated European response to the Ebola outbreak, the Netherlands has offered to transport vital supplies free of charge. The vessel is carrying 1,500 tons of food for the World Food Programme (WFP) in addition to more than 50 vehicles, medical supplies and protective clothing for health personnel offered by Belgium, France, Germany and the UK.
GENEVA, December 10 (UNHCR) – Young Abdu was born deaf and needed a cochlear implant that could drastically improve his hearing and his life; 17-year-old Abdullah suffered from a blood disorder and was in danger of dying without an urgent transfusion.
The problem was that their families could not afford to help them. They simply lacked money for the treatment that would help their children after exhausting their savings since fleeing Syria and finding shelter in neighbouring Lebanon.
ROME – Following an unprecedented social media campaign, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today the tally of contributions by government donors towards the reinstatement of food assistance to nearly 1.7 million Syrian refugees.
Thanks to substantial support from government partners in donor countries, a total of US$88.4 million has been raised to date. As this exceeds the goal of US$64 million required to fund the refugee programme in December, it allows WFP to cover some of the refugees’ food needs in January.
The German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) has granted 163.984,03 EUR to facilitate DCA’s implementation of a project that seeks to improve the livelihoods of landmine victims and people living with disabilities in remote areas of Myanmar/Burma.
La Haye, Pays-Bas | AFP | lundi 08/12/2014 - 20:31 GMT
Un navire néerlandais va retourner vers les pays touchés par le virus Ebola pour une deuxième mission, emportant de l'équipement hospitalier, des véhicules et de la nourriture, a indiqué lundi à La Haye le ministère de la Défense.
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Germany expects 230,000 asylum seekers in 2015, which would mean another jump in new arrivals for a country already struggling to handle its load of refugees, a top official said Saturday.
"According to current estimates, ... a total of 230,000 asylum requests is within the realm of possibility," Manfred Schmidt, head of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, said in an interview with German regional newspaper Rheinische Post.
4 December 2014 – Four hundred motorbikes equipped with cooler boxes will help speed up deliveries of blood samples to laboratories from remote areas of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and reduce the waiting time for Ebola test results, thanks to a donation today from Germany to the United Nations.
Bamako, Mali | AFP | jeudi 04/12/2014 - 22:05 GMT | 402 words
Le Mali, dernier pays touché par l'épidémie d'Ebola en Afrique de l'Ouest, a réceptionné jeudi un laboratoire mobile de diagnostic du virus, financé par l'Allemagne pour 557 millions de FCFA (près de 880.000 euros), ont constaté des journalistes de l'AFP.
Berlin a dégagé un budget spécial de 150 millions de dollars pour permettre aux pays de la Cédéao de faire face à la menace du virus Ebola.
L’annonce a été faite jeudi à Berlin par Dietrich Becker, responsable de la Division Afrique de l’Ouest et Centrale au ministère des Affaires étrangères, lors d’un entretien avec Robert Dussey, le chef de la diplomatie togolaise.
M. Becker est l’adjoint de Walter Lindner, représentant spécial pour la lutte contre Ebola.
Ad Hoc Committee for Voluntary Contributions to UNRWA 1st Meeting (AM)
Twenty six donors today announced contributions, or their intention to contribute, to the 2015 budget of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), as officials estimated that the chronically underfunded Agency would begin the year facing a $35 million deficit.
The Federal Foreign Office has increased humanitarian assistance for Syria by another 40 million euros. Commenting on this, Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement on the sidelines of the NATO Foreign Ministers Meeting in Brussels today (3 December):
A new law should make it easier for foreigners living without a residence permit to stay in Germany – if they can provide for themselves. But, it would also be easier for authorities to deport foreign criminals.
The SADC Secretariat and a delegation of the Federal Republic of Germany on November 25th successfully concluded one-day consultations on the future of SADC German cooperation. At the outset, both sides recognized the significance and value added of more than twenty years of co operation during which the German Government has committed around €300 million for SADC.
The German government has expressed a commitment of EUR 48 million, 6million more than the previous commitment, for 2014 and 2015, for measures of technical and financial cooperation to Nepal
During the Nepal- German bilateral government negotiation held in Kathmandu on December 1-2, 2014, German Ambassador to Nepal Matthias Meyer expressed this commitment on the German government's behalf.
These negotiations take place every two years and decide the financial and technical co-operation budget between the two countries.
As of 28 November, 490,046 IDPs have been identified by Ukraine’s State Emergency Service. The majority (96 per cent) come from the eastern regions of Ukraine.
As of 28 November, 449,847 IDPs have registered with the Ministry of Social Policy in line with the new government registration policy.
Refugees who had spent the night in trees after German police cleared their camp in Munich are now safely back on the ground. They are demanding the right to stay in Germany
The last of a group of protesting refugees who had taken to trees in middle of the southern Germany city of Munich descended to the ground on Thursday morning, a police spokeswoman said.
"They are safe and sound," she said, adding that Munich's mayor was now talking to the refugees about their demands.