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07 Apr 2017 description

East Africa has been hit by the worst drought it has seen for fifty years. Federal Development Minister Gerd Müller has pledged an additional 100 million euros for those facing hunger. At a conference on Wednesday, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel urged the international community to make available more money.

04 Apr 2017 description

Press release of 03.04.2017 | BERLIN/ADDIS ABABA – East Africa is currently experiencing the worst drought in fifty years. In Ethiopia alone, some 5.6 million people are suffering severe hunger. German Development Minister Gerd Müller will today visit one of the worst hit areas of the country, the Somali region, which lies in the east of Ethiopia. The nomadic people living there can find virtually no grazing land for their herds and their very livelihood is under threat. Around 1.7 million people in the Somali region are already in dire need of food aid.

25 Apr 2016 description

Press release of 22.04.2016 | Addis Abeba – Parliamentary State Secretary Thomas Silberhorn was in Ethiopia to get a picture of the extent of the food crisis and of the relief measures being implemented there. The current drought, caused by the weather event known as El Niño, has gone on for several months now and is the worst the country has seen in the last fifty years.

27 Jul 2008 description

The German Development Ministry is making available another three million euros to fight the famine in Ethiopia. This was now decided by German Development Minister Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul in view of the dramatic situation in many parts of the country, bringing Germany's previous commitment of three million euros to a total of six million euros.

25 Jun 2008 description

Today the German Development Ministry made available 3 million euros to fight the famine in Ethiopia.

Drought has exacerbated the difficult food situation in Ethiopia. In southern and eastern Ethiopia, it is children in particular who are suffering from hunger and severe deprivation. "We need to act quickly, or else thousands of people, including many children, would starve in Ethiopia over the coming weeks and months," said German Development Minister Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul. "We must not allow that to happen.

31 Jan 2003 description

To fight the impending famine in Ethiopia, the Federal Foreign Office is making EUR 500,000 from the humanitarian aid budget available to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

14 Jan 2003 description

Ms Kerstin M=FCller, Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office, met the Speaker of the Parliament of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Ms Kerstin M=FCller, Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office, met Mr Dawit Johannes, Speaker of the Parliament of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, on Tuesday (14 January) in the Federal Foreign Office.

The two countries have maintained diplomatic relations for almost 100 years. The visit of Dawit Johannes helps further enhance the traditionally good German-Ethiopian relations.