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30 Dec 2003 description

The Federal Foreign Office supported 307 projects for humanitarian aid, humanitarian mine clearance as well as disaster prevention all over the world in 2003 to the tune of EUR 71.5 million.

06 Nov 2003 description

With a view to the forthcoming elections in Afghanistan, the Federal Foreign Office has allocated EUR 385,000 to a campaign run by the non-governmental organization Swisspeace, which is intended to inform and mobilize the Afghan electorate.

21 Aug 2003 description

Published in the S=FCddeutsche Zeitung on 21 August 2003

"If we were to withdraw, the terror would return"

According to the Federal Foreign Minister, Germany must stand by its commitment to the mission in Afghanistan. However, he refuses to comment on the possibility of a Federal Armed Forces mission in Iraq. Even after the attack on the UN headquarters in Baghdad, Foreign Minister Fischer sees no reason to reconsider Germany's position on Iraq. A Federal Armed Forces mission is not under discussion, said Fischer in an interview with the S=FCddeutsche Zeitung.

10 Feb 2003 description

By taking on the role of ISAF lead nation together with the Netherlands, Germany is making a further contribution to stabilizing the country. Since the end of the Taliban rule, Germany has played a key role in the reconstruction of Afghanistan in terms of politics, civil society and the economy. By initiating the Petersberg Process, assuming command of the Kabul Multinational Brigade in March 2002 and playing the leading role in building up the Afghan police, Germany has expressed its special commitment to Afghanistan.

17 Jan 2003 description

Christa Nickels, chairperson of the German Bundestag's Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid, Bundestag member Angelika Graf and German Ambassador Rainer Eberle attended the launching in Kabul on 19 January of this year's winter school programme funded by the Federal Foreign Office.

The programme, which is run in cooperation with the Afghan Education Ministry by Caritas Deutschland and Kabura, an Afghan non-governmental organization, gives over 15,000 girls aged from 12 to 20 the opportunity to attend school during the winter holidays so that, when the regular school …