Tunis, Tunisia, April 12, 2015 –His Excellency Mr. Christian Much, The Ambassador of Germany for Libya attended a presentation by UNICEF Libya Country Office on the progress achieved in strengthening the child protection system in Libya.
Dr. Ghassan Khalil, UNICEF Special Representative for Libya thanked the Government of Germany for the continuous support for UNICEF’s work for the children in Libya.
The Federal Republic of Germany has committed to provide more support to Liberia including the attraction of private investments that will help the country in its post Ebola recovery era.
German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Muller, who led a 30-member German delegation to Liberia, made the commitment during a press stakeout jointly held with the Liberian Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan over the weekend at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Capitol Hill.
On April 7th, 2015, Dr. Christian Hellbach, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, and Zahira Virani, Acting UNDP Resident Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, signed the contract of grant for the UNDP project "Urgent Action on Ammunition Destruction in Bosnia and Herzegovina”. During the ceremony the Ministry of Defence was represented by Mr. Boris Jerinić, Deputy Minister for Resources.
Ambassador Walter Lindner, Special Representative of the Federal Government for the Fight against Ebola, accompanied by Health Minister Gröhe and Development Minister Müller, has travelled to the region that has been worst affected by Ebola. An additional 200 million euro are to be made available through a special Federal Government aid programme.
- Long term rebuilding and restructuring of the Ministry (MLFFB)
- Fishing gear (boats, nets etc)
- Food rations for boarding schools
- Animal welfare support (animal feed, water, shelter)
On 31 March, Kuwait will host the third international donor conference to raise funds for humanitarian assistance for Syrian refugees. At the conference, the Federal Government will make available 255 million euro in new aid. On the fringe of today's negotiations in Lausanne on Iran's nuclear programme, Foreign Minister Steinmeier said:
- Import of seeds (specific shortfalls in cucumber, beans and squash) to address shortfall in locally available stocks. Require ~400,000USD
- Purchase of farming tools require ~3 million USD
- Long term rebuilding and restructuring of the Ministry (MLFFB) ~5 million USD
- Urgent long-term food needs, ~5million USD per month; 15 million USD for 3 months
- Import of seeds (specific shortfalls in cucumber, beans and squash) and tools to address shortfall in locally available stocks
Response (high priority actions)
Shipping of food packages to TAFEA: Tanna and Erromango, Aniwa, Futuna (shipped Monday)
Shipping of food packages to PENAMA (Pentecost, Maewo), TORBA (Merelava), MALAMPA (Paama, Ambrym), SHEFA (Epi, Lanem) (shipping Tuesday and Wednesday)
US$1.2 million in funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through German KfW Development Bank, available for rental subsidies and cash assistance for supporting home repairs, will reach 985 affected families across the Gaza Strip this week. They will access their payments through local banks.
20.03.2015 | Gaziantep – Providing more support for communities that are giving shelter to refugees, offering school lessons and training for refugee children and youths. Those are the areas that the Development Ministry will be concentrating on with its increased refugee assistance for Lebanon and Turkey.
Cyclone Pam hit the South Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu on 13 March with wind speeds of up to 320 km/h. The tropical storm damaged the archipelago’s entire infrastructure, including the electricity and water supply, and claimed at least 11 lives. The Federal Foreign Office has made around 240,000 euros available for emergency measures.
German Minister announces 55 Million Euros in aid for Lebanon
BEIRUT, 20th March 2015 – The German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development H. E. Dr. Gerd Müller, representing UNICEF Lebanon’s principal donor, visited a public school in the Bekaa with UNICEF and the Ministry of Higher Education and Education (MEHE).
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UNRWA opened the newly reconstructed Health Centre in Rafah on 11 March. The 7,000 square metre health clinic was improved with funding from the Gulf Cooperation Council through the Islamic Development Bank. It will serve 135,000 refugees and last year carried out 335,000 medical consultations. “Access to quality health care remains a hallmark of the right of all people to live in dignity,” said Mr Robert Turner, the Director of UNRWA operations in Gaza, at the opening ceremony.
13.03.2015 | Yaoundé – On his arrival in the capital of Cameroon on Thursday evening, Federal Minister Gerd Müller promised to assist the Cameroonian government in coping with the influx of refugees into the country’s poor northern provinces. The government is attempting to provide for at least 40,000 people who have fled there from Nigeria to escape the violent attacks of the terrorist organisation Boko Haram.
Major Loss and Damage Reports From Islands
TAFEA (aerial) – 30% coconuts downed, fruit trees stripped
TORBA (sat phone)- bananas and manioc damaged
SHEFA (visual/walkthroughs, aerial)- vegetables destroyed, 10% coconuts downed, fruit trees stripped
root crops have been damaged which are the staple food (at least 80% of local food source) for the entire population
extensive loss of planting materials and farming tools
total destruction of leafy vegetables (high in protein content)
Today, EU Ambassador to Somalia, Michele Cervone d'Urso, and German Ambassador to Somalia, Andreas Peschke, launched, together with the President of Puntland, H.E. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali ‘Gas’, the "Sustainable Road Maintenance Project" aiming at rehabilitating the "Garowe-Galkacyo" road.
UNHRD is procuring construction materials and equipment for remote logistics hubs, Ebola Treatment Units and Community Care Centres in all three affected countries, as well as facilitating direct deliveries from suppliers.
The German Government is generously providing one C160 plane permanently based in Accra for UNMEER and UNHRD usage.
Members of UNHRD's Rapid Response Team have been deployed to the affected coun- tries to provide technical assistance, train- ing and help establish staging areas.
Situation overview: An assessment mission to Donetsk conducted by UNHCR between 19-22 February reconfirmed huge humanitarian needs. Scale-up of humanitarian presence in the east is urgently required. People are living in basements, bomb shelters or under the rubble of their houses or apartment buildings. In particular they lack food, medicine and heating.
L’ambassadeur d’Allemagne au Burkina Faso Son Excellence Monsieur Dietrich Pohl s’est rendu à Ekoulkoala et à Kyon, où le PAM met en œuvre des activités de lutte contre la malnutrition et de renforcement de la sécurité alimentaire financées par l’Allemagne.