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07 Nov 2016 description

Today Thomas Silberhorn, the Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, ended his three-day visit to Iraq and Jordan. In a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Silberhorn pledged support for the people who have fled from Mosul and assistance for rebuilding the city following its liberation.

02 Jul 2016 description

L´Ambassade de la République fédérale d´Allemagne en RD Congo a l´honneur et le plaisir de porter à la connaissance de l´opinion publique que le Ministère fédéral des Affaires de la République fédérale d´Allemagne, (Auswertiges Amt, Berlin), via son Unité de l'Aide Humanitaire, a accordé le 20 Juin 2016, un financement de 332.500,-€ (Trois cents trente-deux mille cinq cents euros) à l´organisation Malteser Hilfsdienst (Œuvres de l´Ordre de Malte) pour l´amélioration des soins de santé primaires de base des populations au Nord du Territoire Bondo, Province Bas Uélé, avec une attention …

24 Nov 2015 description

Chair’s Summary – Publication of the G7 Report on the Implementation of the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict

The Chair of the G7 has the honour to present the G7 Report on the Implementation of the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict.

17 Mar 2014 description

Minister Müller: "Aid organisations in the Central African Republic need sup­port. The in­ter­national com­mu­ni­ty cannot stand idly by and watch while people are starving and being killed in the CAR."

17 Sep 2013 description

Humanitarian need remains very high in many humanitarian crisis situations in Africa. Germany has therefore made an additional 8.2 million euros available for humanitarian relief projects run by UN organisations and NGOs in Africa.

Markus Löning, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid, issued the following statement on the move:

06 Mar 2013 description

01.03.2013 Berlin – The Federal Ministry for Economic Co­op­er­a­tion and De­vel­op­ment today presented a new de­vel­op­ment strategy for fragile and conflict-ridden states.

The new strategy is entitled "De­vel­op­ment for Peace and Security: De­vel­op­ment Policy in the Context of Conflict, Fragility and Violence". It replaces the Cross-Sectoral Strategy on Crisis Prevention, Conflict Management and Peace-Building from 2005.

08 Nov 2012 description

Germany is making available 1 million euros to the United Nations Childrens’ Fund (UNICEF) in order to help the victims of violence from paramilitary combat units in Africa. UNICEF is implementing projects to protect and reintegrate child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Uganda and the Central African Republic.

Minister of State Cornelia Pieper issued the following statement in Berlin today (7 November):

20 Jun 2012 description

The Federal Government is making available a further 1.2 million euros for emergency supplies for internally displaced persons and refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

In this connection Minister of State Cornelia Pieper commented today (16 June) as follows:

“We must not allow the various crises in the north of the continent to blind us to the continuing crisis in the Congo, which has persisted for years. Over 100,000 people have been displaced in the past few weeks alone. They are in urgent need of our assistance.”

08 Aug 2011 description

Avec l’appui de la Coopération allemande et de la mission EUPOL RD Congo 15 Officiers de Police Judiciaire du Sud Kivu suivent une formation de base sur la lutte contre les violences sexuelles

Bukavu 08 août 2011 – 13 Officiers de la Police Nationale Congolaise bénéficient, à partir d’aujourd’hui, d’une formation de base dans le domaine de la lutte contre les violences sexuelles avant d’intégrer l’Unité de Police de l’Enfance, de la Femme et de Lutte contre les Violences Sexuelles (PELVS) du Sud-Kivu. 2 OPJ déjà intégrés à la PELVS suivront également cette formation.

15 Mar 2010 description

15.03.2010

The Federal Foreign Office has made available a further 1.6 million euro to fund emergency aid for refugees and internally displaced persons in the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The money will be used to provide emergency accommodation and medical care for people who have fled outbreaks of fighting in their villages and home districts.

08 Jan 2010 description

The Federal Foreign Office has channelled 500,000 euro to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to fund emergency aid for refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DC Congo).

Since October the country's Equateur Region along the Ubangi River bordering the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been the scene of violent clashes between rival ethnic groups. Over 100 people have been killed and around 180,000 forced to leave their villages; around half the refugees have sought shelter in the neighbouring Republic of the Congo.

The money will …

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.

05 Dec 2008 description

From 8 to 12 December, Dr Peter Wittig, Head of the Federal Foreign Office Directorate-General for the United Nations and Global Issues, will visit the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

11 Nov 2008 description

Following the recent violent conflicts in eastern Congo, the Federal Foreign Office will increase its humanitarian aid to a total of 7 million euro this year. The additional 1 million euro will support projects aimed at getting supplies to internally displaced persons in North Kivu Province, particularly around the provincial capital Goma.

11 Dec 2007 description

For many people in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo the humanitarian situation remains alarming, with continued sexual violence against women and children as well as other atrocities against the civilian population. Since August 2007 some 170,000 have fled North Kivu Province.

In response the Federal Foreign Office has again increased by one million euro its humanitarian assistance for the victims of the conflict.

14 Nov 2007 description

In view of the escalating violence in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Federal Foreign Office has made available an additional 470,000 euro for humanitarian assistance for the victims. Of this sum, 200,000 euro goes to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to provide care and shelter and some 270,000 euro goes to Germany's Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe.

13 Sep 2007 description

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is one of the main focuses of German humanitarian assistance. In 2007 the Federal Foreign Office has already made available a total of around 2.7 million euro for aid measures there organized by German NGOs and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

Following the recent violent clashes in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Federal Foreign Office has increased its humanitarian assistance for people in need by over 600,000 euro.

10 Sep 2007 description

Following the recent violence in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Federal Foreign Office has increased its humanitarian aid for people in need by over 600,000 euro. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was donated 200,000 euro for assistance and protection measures.

08 Jun 2007 description

Noting our mutual commitment to an international order based on effective multilateralism, the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Presidency of the Council of the European Union reaffirm their determination to work together in the area of crisis management and have agreed on the following statement :

1. The United Nations and the European Union are united by the premise that the primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security rests with the United Nations Security Council, in accordance with the United Nations Charter.

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.