An OSCE project to clear mines and unexploded ordnance in eastern Ukraine, supported by Germany, was launched in Kyiv on 30 July. Since 2014, large areas of land have been contaminated by explosives as a result of the hostilities. For Germany, the primary aim of the project is to protect the civilian population and thereby stabilise the region in the long term.
Freital, Germany | AFP | Thursday 7/30/2015 - 03:26 GMT
by Damien STROKA
It's an astonishing statement for a refugee from war-torn Syria, but Taher has had enough of the xenophobia he has experienced in Germany.
"I want to return to Syria -- very afraid here," he said this week, speaking outside a refugee centre in the small eastern town of Freital, which has gained national notoriety for ugly protests against asylum seekers.
27.07.2015 – GIZ is assisting the Palestinian territories to strengthen the economy by providing demand-oriented training for skilled workers and helping them find jobs.
Kyiv, 28 July 2015
Supported by its donors, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is expanding its cash assistance programmes to serve the needs of the most vulnerable internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ukraine.
Minister Müller says: "We must not forget the people affected by this civil war!"
Press release of 17.07.2015 |
As part of a series of interviews done on the margins of Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM) retreat on forced displacement, refugees, and migration held recently, William Lacy Swing, Director General of the International Organization for Migration spoke to Warren Hoge, International Peace Institute Senior Adviser and former New York Times foreign correspondent and editor.
• An estimated 2,500 people fled their homes in North Darfur’s Mellit locality following tribal fighting, according to HAC.
• The Ministry of Health and the WHO have initiated AWD/Cholera preparedness activities in Sudan.
• Aid organisations begin implementing measures to improve water, sanitation and hygiene in Kharasana, West Kordofan.
• As of 7 July, the South Sudanese response plan is only 12 per cent funded, according to UNHCR.
• WFP receives €2.5 million from the Government of Germany for Darfur.
July 11, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) received two grants totalling 2.5 Euros from the German government to support its humanitarian activities in favour of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Darfur.
In a statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Saturday, the UN humanitarian agency said that the two contributions (2 million Euro + 500,000 Euro) will be used to purchase food and fund the UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS).
Luxembourg, Luxembourg | AFP | Thursday 7/9/2015 - 18:45 GMT
France and Germany agreed Thursday to accept some 21,000 asylum-seekers and refugees as part of EU efforts to deal with the flood of migrants seeking refuge from conflicts across North Africa and the Middle East.
EU leaders agreed last month to take in 60,000 people over the next two years but on a voluntary basis after many member states objected strongly to proposed mandatory quotas.
Since March 2014 several states in West Africa have been fighting against Ebola. In the last nine months, the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) has supported the international aid operations with more than 70 volunteers from the technical-logistical sector. Yesterday, Sunday, the remaining two experts returned from Sierra Leone via Ghana to Germany – time to take stock.
Christoph Strässer, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, issued the following statement on 3 July concerning humanitarian assistance in Yemen:
Author Peter Hille
Aid for refugees, climate protection, fighting poverty – the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) has invested record amounts in development projects worldwide. Yet, not everyone is pleased.
A new partnership with Germany to strengthen collaboration in emergency response; beginning with the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Half are Kosovars, Syrians or Afghans
During the first three months of 2015, 185 000 first time asylum seekers applied for protection in the European Union (EU), almost stable compared with the last quarter of 2014 but up by 86% compared with the first quarter of 2014. In particular, the number of Kosovars rose considerably to reach almost 50 000. They represent the main citizenship of first time asylum applicants in the EU over the first quarter 2015, ahead of Syrians and Afghans.
The Prime Minister has announced that he will 'modestly expand' Britain’s special resettlement programme for Syrian refugees.
According to media reports, Government sources have indicated that Britain will resettle ‘a few hundred more’ people but the total will not exceed 1,000.
The British Government had previously committed to resettling ‘several hundred’ Syrian refugees over a three year period, with just 187 people having arrived in Britain so far.
On Tuesday (16 June), 42 refugees from Syria arrived in Kassel Calden airport on a charter flight from Alexandria. They are among those seeking protection who Germany is taking in from Egypt in 2015 as part of its resettlement programme.
Funds in the amount of 800,000 KM for the purpose of mine action in BiH in 2015, presenting continuation of German assistance to Bosnia and Herzegovina in the implementation of 6 projects of clearance and technical survey in the municipalities of Konjic, Maglaj and Lukavac, at total size of 414,879 m2, will be allocated by German Embassy. As previously, funds will be channeled through ITF-Enhancing Human Security .
Source: Reuters - Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:19 GMT
BERLIN, June 12 (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's government has agreed to double its support this year to federal states and cities struggling with a surge of refugees, but vowed to speed up repatriation of those whose asylum applications are rejected.
Khartoum, 10 June 2015. The Government of Germany has contributed €1 million (about US $1 million) to the 2015 Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF). Germany is a first time donor to the Sudan CHF but has long-been a committed donor to the Sudan since 2000.