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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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Iraq + 1 other
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.

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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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Guinea + 3 others
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.

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Ukraine + 1 other
Germany provides humanitarian assistance for people in eastern Ukraine

The humanitarian situation in Ukraine is worrying. People’s lives are badly affected by the ongoing fighting in eastern Ukraine; according to United Nations reports, about 60,000 people are already internally displaced. People in eastern Ukraine now need visible signals so they can see we are not indifferent to them.

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Guinea + 3 others
Federal Foreign Office supports the fight against Ebola in West Africa

With regard to the support Germany is providing within the context of the German Partnership Programme for Excellence in Biological and Health Security, Minister of State Maria Böhmer issued the following statement:

“We must do everything we can to support the people in West Africa in the fight against the Ebola virus and to prevent a spread of the disease. I am very glad that the Federal Foreign Office can play a role in helping to contain the epidemic as quickly as possible.”

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World + 14 others
Green Growth in Practice – Lessons from Country Experiences

The Green Growth Best Practice (GGBP) initiative has issued a new report to help governments transition their economies successfully to climate compatible development.

A new report launched today by the Green Growth Best Practice (GGBP) initiative, pulls together the many tangible benefits that governments and communities are realising through the adoption of green growth policies.

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World + 10 others
FRONTEX Annual Risk Analysis 2014

European Union


Detections of illegal border crossing at the EU external borders increased sharply in 2013, rising to over 107,000 from 75,000 in 2012, with Syrians, Eritreans and Afghans being the most commonly detected nationalities.

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Inter-agency regional response for Syrian refugees, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey 14 - 20 June 2014

Regional highlights:

· Millions marked World Refugee Day on 20 June with events across the globe as UNHCR reported that the number of forcibly displaced people was higher than it had ever been since the end of World War II. The annual Global Trends Report said that the number of refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced around the world stood at 51.2 million, up 6 million on figures for a year earlier. The increase was mainly driven by the war in Syria, which shows no sign of ending.