Appeals & Response Plans
- Mauritania: Drought - May 2018
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Mauritania: Floods - Sep 2013
- Sahel Crisis: 2011-2017
- Mauritania: Floods - Aug 2010
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2009
- Mauritania: Floods - Aug 2009
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2008
- Mauritania: Floods - Aug 2007
Maps & Infographics
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.
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.
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.
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.