- Southern Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Food Insecurity - 2015-2017
- Mozambique/Malawi: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2015
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Hellen - Mar 2014
- Mozambique: Floods - Jan 2013
- Tropical Storm Irina - Mar 2012
- Mozambique: Storms and Floods - Jan 2012
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2011
The Federal Foreign Office is making available EUR 900,000 for emergency humanitarian relief measures to help flood victims in southern Africa. According to the United Nations, the heavy rains in recent weeks have affected more than one million people.
The Federal Foreign Office is using these funds to support German non-governmental organizations working locally to provide drinking water, food, household equipment and hygiene items as well as emergency medical care to those in need.
The German Development Ministry makes available a total amount of 1.3 million euros to relieve the current emergency situation in the flood areas in Southern Africa, especially Mozambique and Malawi, the two countries most severely affected by the flood; of this amount, 1 million euros will go to Mozambique.
These funds are to be used especially to procure food via the World Food Programme and the German Welthungerhilfe and to distribute it to the suffering population.
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.
Six countries in southern Africa - Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Lesotho and Swaziland - have been hit by the worst food crisis of the last ten years due to crop failures of varying severity. The number of people in need of help will continue to rise until the next harvest in April/May 2003.
The Federal Foreign Office has initially made available an additional 1 million euro for southern Africa from humanitarian aid funds. Aid projects worth around 300,000 euro have already been approved from this amount, and German aid organizations represented in the Humanitarian Aid Coordinating Committee of the Federal Foreign Office are preparing further projects.
In the coming months parts of southern Africa will be threatened by the worst food crisis for ten years.
In 2001, the Federal Foreign Office Task Force for Humanitarian Aid funded aid projects around the world to a tune of DM 131.6 million (67.1 million euro), representing an increase of 13% on the year 2000. A total of approximately 470 projects were financed, of which 40 projects were concerned with humanitarian demining.
The German government has provided wide-ranging humanitarian relief and considerable funding to help victims of the flood disaster in Mozambique.
Funding provided or pledged thus far by the German government (Foreign Office, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Federal Ministry of Defence) amounts to around DM 50 million.
Germany actively joins the efforts of the international community to deliver relief and assistance to the flood victims in Mozambique. In a phone call with UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer announced quick financial and pratical support.
On March 3, the amount of German humanitarian aid to the country runs up to 10 Million Deutschmarks (approx. 5 million US-Dollars).