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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.

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.