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Iraq + 1 other
Germany Funds WFP Field Kitchens To Feed Displaced Families In Iraq

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of €2 million from the Government of Germany to help fund its emergency field kitchens in Iraq supplying hot meals to over a quarter of a million people

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Sudan + 1 other
Germany Supports Vulnerable People In Sudan Through Nutrient-Dense Food

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$ 2.7 million contribution from the Government of Germany. WFP will use the funds to buy 2,212 metric tonnes of Super Cereal, a nutrient-dense food that WFP adapted to prevent acute malnutrition, particularly among children in Sudan.

Super Cereal comprise corn-soya blend and fortified with 19 vitamins and minerals. The highly nutritious food will benefit 204,250 pregnant and nursing women as well as children aged under five in Sudan for almost three months.

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Mind the Gap: An NGO Perspective on Challenges to Accessing Protection in the Common European Asylum System - Annual Report 2013|2014

With restricted access to the EU territory for people fleeing war and persecution, and asylum seekers ending up destitute or detained in some European countries, the EU remains an elusive safe haven for refugees.

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Ukraine + 6 others
Ukraine UNHCR External Update on the Situation of Displaced Persons 22 August - 04 September 2014


 Almost 260,000 persons are displaced throughout Ukraine as of 1 September. 94% come from eastern Ukraine.

 At least 143,000 have fled in the past three weeks due to the intensified fighting in eastern regions.

 The number of Ukrainians applying for international protection reached 121,190 in the Russian Federation and 4,106 across the EU.

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World + 55 others
Ending Violence Against Children: Six Strategies for Action

The Goal

This report has a simple and urgent goal: to connect decision-makers and relevant actors with strategies that prevent and respond to violence in the lives of children.

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Iraq + 1 other
Foreign Minister Steinmeier on supporting northern Iraq

At a joint press conference he gave with Defence Minister von der Leyen on 31 August, Foreign Minister Steinmeier spoke about the German Government’s decision on support for northern Iraq:

Zusatzinformationen Supplying arms is not the first undertaking in our help for Iraq and our action against ISIS, nor will it be the last. The Foreign Minister’s detailed statement was as follows:

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Ethiopia + 2 others
Germany commits 750,000 euros to help refugees in Ethiopia

Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

August 24, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – Germany has contributed 750,000 euros to provide ongoing humanitarian assistance to hundreds of thousands of refugees in Ethiopia, mostly from South Sudan.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the German embassy said that the donation would go directly to support relief operations by the World Food Program (WFP), which had been facing a funds shortage.

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Iraq + 1 other
A second German Government relief flight arrives in northern Iraq

A German Government flight carrying humanitarian relief supplies for internally displaced persons in northern Iraq arrived in Erbil on 18 August. The Airbus A310 chartered by the Federal Foreign Office took off from Schönefeld Airport in Berlin in the morning and transported enough medical supplies and equipment for 20,000 people for three months, as well as tents, blankets, water canisters and kitchen sets. The relief supplies will be handed to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), which is in charge of distributing supplies.

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Germany to send aid to north Iraq Friday: report

08/14/2014 15:10 GMT

BERLIN, August 14, 2014 (AFP) - German air force planes will deliver humanitarian aid to northern Iraq on Friday, media reported, as Chancellor Angela Merkel said Berlin was also considering sending weapons to help the embattled country.

Four German Transall C-160 military transporters, carrying 36 tonnes of mostly medical and food supplies, will fly via Turkey to the Kurdish city of Arbil, reported national news agency DPA.

Agence France-Presse:

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Iraq + 2 others
Minister Müller an­noun­ces ad­di­tion­al 40 million euros in emer­gen­cy sup­port for ref­u­gees in nor­thern Iraq and Gaza

13.08.2014 |

Berlin – Today, Minister Gerd Müller has committed an additional 20 million euros each for crisis response in Iraq and in Gaza.

The funds will be channelled through aid agencies that are already working on the ground. Minister Müller also renewed his call on the European Union to show a stronger profile in responding to the refugee crises in the two coun­tries and in other regions of the world, and to provide coordinated assistance by making available an extra one billion euros in EU refugee support, by means of shifting funds from existing budget lines.

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Iraq + 1 other
Germany increases aid for refugees in northern Iraq

Germany has increased its financial aid for the refugees in northern Iraq by a further 1.5 million euros, thus bringing the emergency aid provided by the German Government to a total of 4.4 million euros. Foreign Minister Steinmeier said that the conduct of the ISIS terror regime presents us with a level of horror beyond anything we have previously seen in the region. “The key to long-term stability in Iraq can only lie in understanding between the political forces and in a competent government.”

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Bangladesh + 2 others
Bangladesh, Australia & Germany Join Forces To Keep Bangladesh Pupils In School

DHAKA – One million schoolchildren will receive nutritious biscuits, thanks to a generous contribution of 10,000 metric tons of wheat from the government of Bangladesh to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). To cover the costs of biscuit production, transport, distribution and monitoring, Australia has donated AUD1 million (BDT7 crore) and the Federal Republic of Germany €544,000 (BDT5.7 crore).

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Guinea + 3 others
Federal Minister Müller: Germany will pledge additional one million euros to WHO to fight Ebola virus

05.08.2014 | Federal Minister Müller announced today that in view of the widening Ebola crisis in West Africa the German gov­ern­ment will respond by stepping up its assistance to fight the disease.

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Supporting the fight against Ebola

The current Ebola crisis in West Africa is the worst epidemic since the virus was discovered in 1976. In view of the increasing number of Ebola cases and the danger that the disease will spread uncontrollably, the Federal Foreign Office has provided 1.3 million euros to date to help combat the virus. This funding is supporting the work of the non-governmental organisation, Médecins Sans Frontières, and the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine.

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World + 1 other
Global Fund Welcomes Germany’s Increased Contribution

The Global Fund

GENEVA – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria warmly welcomed a decision by the German parliament to increase Germany's contribution to €245 million for 2014 in the budget for this year, reaffirming a strong commitment to global health.

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Kenya + 1 other
Farmers in Marsabit get Sh70 million agricultural equipment

In Summary

  • The move is aimed at promoting farming, fishing and livestock rearing in a bid to improve food security.

  • 20 of the motorbikes were donated by the German International Cooperation for Development (GIZ).

  • Governor Yatani said his government had also bought seeds especially maize, beans and pigeon peas for distribution to the residents.

  • Food crops are mainly grown in Marsabit Central, Gadamoji, the Hurri hills and Uran.

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Germany sets example, pledges $1 billion to U.N. climate fund


LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aid group Oxfam has called on other rich nations to follow the example of Germany, which has promised €750 million ($1 billion) for the U.N.'s fledgling Green Climate Fund.

"This announcement ends the deafening silence we've had so far around the empty Green Climate Fund that is supposed to support poor countries in the battle against climate change. Now others must follow suit," Oxfam Germany's Jan Kowalzig said.

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Development Ministers jointly launch assis­tance fund for Central African Republic

14.07.2014 | Florence – By adding his signature to the found­ing doc­u­ment for the Euro­pean Trust Fund "Bêkou" (Sango for "hope"), Minister Gerd Müller is con­tin­u­ing Germany's sup­port for the Central African Republic. The doc­u­ment will be signed in the mar­gins of the meet­ing of EU De­vel­op­ment Ministers that is being held in Florence on the evening of 14 July and on 15 July. Germany is planning to con­trib­ute five million euros to the Trust Fund this year, and to make avail­able another five million euros next year.

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World + 7 others
Syrian Refugees in Europe: What Europe can do to Ensure Protection and Solidarity

UNHCR urges Europe to do more for Syrian refugees

UNHCR today calls on European countries to strengthen their response to the Syrian crisis. In a new report Syrian Refugees in Europe: What Europe can do to Ensure Protection and Solidarity UNHCR is urging states to ensure access to territory, including fair and efficient asylum procedures, to provide adequate reception conditions and to actively adopt other measures which can provide protection and safety for refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria.