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25 Jul 2016 description

Dans le cadre de l’aide humanitaire que l’UNHCR apporte aux réfugiés au Tchad le Gouvernement fédéral allemand a accordé à l’UNHCR basée au Tchad une subvention à hauteur 2.000.000 € (Environ 1.311.914.000 FCFA) pour son projet intitulé:« Assistance et protection des réfugiés soudanais et des déplacés internes du Tchad»

21 Jul 2016 description

Foreign Minister Steinmeier is attending the Pledging Conference in Support of Iraq in Washington, D.C. today. As a co-host of the conference, Steinmeier announced that Germany would be contributing 160 million euros to help bring stability to the country. Germany is already providing more funds for humanitarian aid measures and stabilisation than any other country.

Further funds needed to ensure long-term stability in Iraq

20 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

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  • So far this year more than 231,000 people crossed the Mediterranean. While the trend of decreased arrivals through the Eastern Mediterranean continued during the month of June, with only 1,500 new arrivals in Greece, some 22,250 people were rescued in Italian waters during the same period of time.

20 Jul 2016 description

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of €10 million (approximately US$11.1 million) from the Government of Germany to support nearly 350,000 people in the eastern Sudan state of Kassala.

WFP will use the funds to provide food assistance to more than 88,400 refugees, migrants and asylum seekers from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia as well as members of their host communities, through general food distributions and food vouchers for one year.

19 Jul 2016 description

The Food Security Sector in partnership with WFP and TRC launched a pilot progrmme for off-camp assistance to the most vulnerable Syrian families.

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19 Jul 2016 description

BEIRUT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a €100 million (US$113 million) contribution from the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development toward its programmes supporting vulnerable Lebanese families and Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

“This timely and generous contribution reaffirms Germany’s humanitarian principles and dedication to helping alleviate the suffering of people affected by conflict and poverty in Lebanon,” said WFP Lebanon Country Director Dominik Heinrich.

18 Jul 2016 description
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Since 2015, more than a million women, men and children have undertaken perilous journeys to reach northern European countries, using unofficial migration routes across the Mediterranean Sea and south-east Europe.

Publication date: July 2016

Authors: Theo Hannides, Nicola Bailey, Dwan Kaoukji

18 Jul 2016 description
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Beirut, 18 July 2016 – Heads of eight municipalities in the Beqaa and Baalbek-Hermel joined UNICEF and the Embassy of Germany at the handover ceremony for eight waste collection trucks. The trucks, worth US$576,000, are part of a larger US$1.8 million project supported by UNICEF and funded the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to ensure better solid waste management across Lebanon.

18 Jul 2016 description
report Oxfam

Six richest countries host less than 9% of refugees – Oxfam

The six wealthiest countries – which make up more than half the global economy - host less than nine percent of the world’s refugees while poorer countries are shouldering most of the responsibility, Oxfam said today.

While Germany has recently welcomed far more refugees than the other richest nations, there remains a major gap with poorer countries hosting the vast majority of refugees.

15 Jul 2016 description

Addis Ababa July 15/2016 A 3.8-million Euro project that supports responsible agricultural investment in Ethiopia was launched today.

Financed by European Union (EU) and the government of Germany, the project will be implemented by the Ethiopian Agricultural Investment Land Administration Agency and the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources (MoANR), according to the website of EU.

15 Jul 2016 description

Supporting reintegration of Roma Returnees

A new pilot project entitled “_Reintegration of Roma Returnees in Serbia_” aims at providing a better access to employment, education and housing of Roma population who were denied asylum in Germany and countries of the EU. The project is carried out by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence (BFPE) and Standing Conference of Roma Associations of Citizens – League of Roma.

12 Jul 2016 description

With gunmen on his tail, 17-year-old Omid Ahmadi, a young journalist, fled Kabul without saying goodbye to his family. Now safe, he shared his journey in his own words.

By: Omid Ahmadi

BAD FALLINGBOSTEL, Germany - We believe that water is life but sometimes it stands for the opposite, death. I thought a lot about this when I faced death in the middle of the dreadful and dangerous waters between Turkey and Greece, the place where hundreds of people have died.

12 Jul 2016 description

After more than 50 years and over 340,000 lives lost, the end of the conflict between the Colombian Government and FARC guerilla forces is now in sight. The Federal Foreign Office has been engaged in Colombia for many years. 

Since the appointment of Tom Koenigs as the German Special Envoy to the Colombian Peace Process by Foreign Minister Steinmeier, cooperation has been extended further. This includes support for the political settlement negotiations as well as humanitarian assistance, stabilisation and postconflict peacebuilding measures.

12 Jul 2016 description

Germany - IOM today announced that it will establish a Global Migration Data Portal with financial backing from Germany. The portal will be housed at IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) in Berlin and will be instrumental in promoting collaboration between IOM and other agencies to provide reliable and accessible data, as well as analysis on the movement of migrants and refugees.

11 Jul 2016 description
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The 2015 Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the number and nature of applications for international protection made in the EU+ (1). It examines how those applications were processed and indicates important developments at EU+ and national level in order to describe the functioning of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) in each of its key aspects.

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11 Jul 2016 description
report Deutsche Welle

Germany's employment agency has estimated that at least 30,000 refugees have found jobs in the country since spring 2015. But the government is struggling to help many more unemployed enter the workforce.

The chief of Germany's Federal Employment Agency says tens of thousands of refugees have entered the workforce though many challenges remain.

"Refugees mostly go into sectors where there is a lack of suitable applicants," Federal Employment Agency chief Frank-Jürgen Weise told the Rheinische Post in an interview to be published Monday.

07 Jul 2016 description

Aid convoys have now also entered Arbin and Zelalka, the last two Syrian towns currently under siege to be reached. As one of the most important donors, Germany has financed aid measures in Syria totalling over two billion euros to date. Foreign Minister Steinmeier said that this improved humanitarian access was “a tangible sign of hope”. The supply situation is still poor, however. The Foreign Minister said that we must therefore remain steadfast in our efforts to work towards a continuation of the peace talks in Geneva.

We will not abandon Syria

01 Jul 2016 description

Assisted Voluntary Returns Peaked at 70,000 in 2015: IOM

Switzerland - IOM assisted 69,540 migrants from 97 host and/or transit countries and 156 countries of origin in 2015, as part of its Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programmes, according to the newly-released AVRR 2015 Key Highlights report.

28 Jun 2016 description

Germany has supported the UN World Food Programme’s (WFP) Syria crisis response with an unprecedented record contribution of €570 million in 2016. The Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Rome, Ambassador Dr. Hinrich Thölken, visited German-funded programmes in Jordan and Lebanon. He describes his impressions in an interview with WFP.

1. Mr. Ambassador, what were your main experiences in Lebanon and Jordan?