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31 Aug 2017 description

Foreign Ministry announces allocation of new funds for East Africa from the Foreign Disaster Fund (FDF)

30 Jun 2017 description

The Austrian government has decided to provide more aid to crisis regions in the Middle East and East Africa from its Foreign Disaster Fund.

09 Aug 2011 description

Vienna, 5 August 2011 – In view of the ongoing dramatic situation in the Horn of Africa Austria will step up its aid from 850,000 euros to 1.5 million euros: “The humanitarian catastrophe in the Horn of Africa calls for Austria’s solidarity with the crisis region. With its first emergency aid package in the amount of 850,000 euros Austria provided a swift response, but further steps are necessary. Austria will therefore almost double its aid, contributing a total of 1.5 million euros to international aid efforts,” said Foreign Minister and Vice-Chancellor Michael Spindelegger.

27 Jan 2011 description

Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd is in Ethiopia from 24-28 January to participate in high-level African Union and World Economic Forum meetings.

02 Jun 2008 description

Vienna, 2 June 2008 - "There is no universal panacea to the problem of world hunger. The persistent commitment of all of us is necessary to meet this difficult challenge. The UN's global auspices are the right platform for this. We must develop long-term strategies and programmes in order to ensure the supply of the world's population with sufficient food on a permanent basis.

07 May 2008 description

Vienna, 7 May 2008 - "The global food crisis calls for a response based on solidarity, and Austria is making a further contribution," announced Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik today. At the suggestion of the Federal Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry, Environment and Water Management, the Federal Government has pledged 2,790,000 euros for the UN's world food programme.

"We must grasp the dimensions of the crisis. One hundred million people are threatened with death by starvation as a consequence of higher food prices.

28 Sep 2006 description

Austrian Development Cooperation earmarks 200,000 euros for flood victims

Vienna, 28 September 2006 - Large areas of Ethiopia are flooded following heavy rainfalls in July and August. The Austrian Development Cooperation, which has been carrying out development projects in the north of the country for many years, is now providing 200,000 euros as emergency aid for the flood victims.