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04 Mar 2009 description

2008 was a year of major humanitarian challenges. Natural disasters such as Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar, the devastating earthquake in China, flooding in India and Brazil or the hurricanes in the Caribbean once again highlighted the dangers of the unbridled forces of nature. In the complex political crises in Africa, as well as in Afghanistan and Iraq, unresolved conflicts made it impossible to improve the precarious humanitarian situation of people living there.

06 Dec 2006 description

The German government provided more than 900 million euros for humanitarian aid in the period from 2002 to 2005. In 2006 it supported projects in around 80 countries.