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25 Jul 2018 description


In a complex and fast-changing world, we remain focused and resolute in pursuit of our goal – to provide the most appropriate, effective medicine in the harshest of environments. As well as responding to vital needs, our aid is born of a desire to show solidarity with people who are suffering, whether as a result of conflict, neglect or disease.

07 Feb 2018 description


28 Dec 2017 description

NOUAKCHOTT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes contributions from Canada, the European Union (ECHO), Germany, Japan, Spain and the United States Food for Peace (USAID/FFP), which have sustained assistance to refugees in Mauritania in 2017. The US$11.7 million in funding has allowed the agency to provide uninterrupted support to some 52,000 Malian refugees in Mbera camp.

26 Oct 2017 description

The global burden of Improvised Explosive Devices

Iain Overton and Jennifer Dathan

There is no day that goes past without the impact of an improvised explosive device (IED) making headlines around the world. Of all explosive weapons used, the IED is the most widespread, the most harmful and the most pernicious. Based on the belief that to overcome a problem, we must first understand it, this monitor is a small step in seeking to address the terrible realities of today.
It is a monitor that is, also, a response to a call to action.

20 Dec 2016 description

The EU and the International Organization for Migration have launched a joint initiative to make migration routes safer and to provide help for people returning to their countries of origin. Germany is contributing 48 million euros to support the initiative.

04 Jun 2016 description

Strategic Assessment

The global terrorist threat continued to evolve rapidly in 2015, becoming increasingly decentralized and diffuse. Terrorist groups continued to exploit an absence of credible and effective state institutions, where avenues for free and peaceful expression of opinion were blocked, justice systems lacked credibility, and where security force abuses and government corruption went unchecked.

30 Apr 2016 description

I. Executive summary

EU Threats

Influenza - Multistate (Europe) - Monitoring 2015-2016 season

Influenza transmission in Europe shows a clear seasonal pattern, with peak activity during winter months. ECDC monitors influenza activity in Europe during the winter season and publishes its report weekly on the Flu News Europe website.

Update of the week

27 Jan 2016 description

Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world

Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues

12 Nov 2013 description
report CARE

Report reveals pitiful spending on projects addressing gender inequality, as London meeting to counter violence against women in crisis begins

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 17:14

22 Jul 2013 description

19.07.2013 |

Berlin – The German De­vel­op­ment Ministry will provide another approximately 5 million euros for the Sahel region in order to prevent the pre­carious food situ­a­tion there from turning into a crisis. In a letter to World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin, German De­vel­op­ment Minister Dirk Niebel today committed 3 million euros for WFP programmes in the Sahel coun­tries.

27 Jun 2012 description

BERLIN – Germany is meeting its G8 commitments made in L'Aquila, where it had promised to provide a total of 2.1 billion euros for food security and rural de­vel­op­ment in the period of 2010 to 2012. "In the budget negotiations, I have been cam­paign­ing for continued support at this level. Food security is a multi-sector task. We will only be able to eradicate malnutrition if we develop rural areas and help farmers to rely on sustainable, productive farming methods, to properly store their harvest and to find markets for their products.

08 Feb 2012 description

The Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry for Eco­no­mic Co­op­era­tion and De­vel­op­ment are making 12 million euros available to fund emer­gency assist­ance for the people affected by the drought in the Sahel zone. A large part of the funds is to go to the World Food Programme, to be used for its emer­gency food aid in the Sahel countries. Part of the commit­ment is ear­marked for German non-govern­mental organi­sa­tions operating in the region and for the Inter­national Committee of the Red Cross.