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07 Nov 2016 description

Today Thomas Silberhorn, the Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, ended his three-day visit to Iraq and Jordan. In a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Silberhorn pledged support for the people who have fled from Mosul and assistance for rebuilding the city following its liberation.

09 Aug 2016 description

The representatives of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States), Germany and the European Union welcome the signing of the Roadmap Agreement by the Justice and Equality Movement, the Sudan Liberation Movement-Minni Minnawi, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), and the National Umma Party. In signing the Roadmap Agreement, these groups have demonstrated a laudable commitment to ending the conflicts in Sudan and moving towards a process of dialogue as a basis for lasting peace in their country.

17 Sep 2013 description

Humanitarian need remains very high in many humanitarian crisis situations in Africa. Germany has therefore made an additional 8.2 million euros available for humanitarian relief projects run by UN organisations and NGOs in Africa.

Markus Löning, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid, issued the following statement on the move:

21 Aug 2013 description

Foreign Minister Westerwelle has promised the Sudanese government assistance in dealing with the flood disaster. In cooperation with Welthungerhilfe e.V., the Federal Foreign Office is currently preparing to provide 450,000 euros worth of humanitarian assistance to help with emergency relief. The aid supplies include tents, blankets, cooking utensils, water canisters and mosquito nets.

09 Apr 2013 description

At the in­ter­na­tional Darfur Conference in Doha, Qatar, the Federal Government pledged a total of 16 million euros for de­vel­op­ment projects in Darfur. The scope and details of the projects focusing on water management, sanitation and food security will be defined in co­op­er­a­tion with the Darfur Regional Authority.

The Federal Minister for Economic Co­op­er­a­tion Dirk Niebel stated in this context:

05 Jul 2012 description

In light of the serious humanitarian situation which is still affecting large parts of the Sudan and South Sudan, Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has decided to increase humanitarian aid to the two countries by 5 million euros. Ongoing armed conflicts are making the emergency particularly acute in the Sudan’s border states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile as well as in regions along the South Sudanese side of the border.

05 Apr 2012 description

Mogadishu – At the conclusion of his unannounced visit to the Somali capital of Mogadishu German De­vel­op­ment Minister Dirk Niebel said:

06 Oct 2010 description

During the next few months the future of the Sudan will be decided.In January referendums will be held on independence for Southern Sudan and the status of the Abyei region.The country's stability is thus even more tested than before.According to Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, during the visit to Berlin by his Sudanese opposite number Ali Karti, no-one could simply ignore the fate of Africa's largest country,also because it had an impact on the region as a whole.

For that reason Germany, along with the European Union and the entire international community, is making …

17 Jun 2010 description

The Bundeswehr will continue into next year to work for peace in Lebanon and in the Sudan. The Bundestag decided on 17 June 2010 to extend the Bundeswehr's participation in the UN missions UNIFIL in Lebanon as well as UNMIS and UNAMID in the Sudan. Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle pointed out how important a continued international engagement was to the stability of the Sudan and the Middle East.

Federal Minister Westerwelle described 2010 and 2011 as "defining years for the Sudan".

18 Apr 2009 description

Large sections of the Sudanese population continue to depend on humanitarian aid. Even after the expulsion of so far thirteen international aid organizations, the organizations commissioned by the Federal Foreign Office have been able to continue their work.

04 Mar 2009 description

2008 was a year of major humanitarian challenges. Natural disasters such as Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar, the devastating earthquake in China, flooding in India and Brazil or the hurricanes in the Caribbean once again highlighted the dangers of the unbridled forces of nature. In the complex political crises in Africa, as well as in Afghanistan and Iraq, unresolved conflicts made it impossible to improve the precarious humanitarian situation of people living there.

16 Feb 2009 description

At the end of his talks in the Sudanese capital Khartoum Minister of State Gernot Erler called on the conflict parties in Darfur to end the fighting.

Germany was ready to assist Sudan in conducting free elections, Erler continued, but that required a greater willingness also on the part of the Sudanese Government to cooperate more closely with the international community. He also urged the need to respect internationally recognized human rights standards.

Erler is spending several days in the Sudan.

13 Aug 2008 description

The German government intends to continue the Federal Armed Forces contribution to the UNMIS and UNAMID missions in Sudan. Both mandates are to be extended until 15 August 2009. The German Bundestag is expected to vote on this in mid-September.

Currently, 39 soldiers are deployed as part of the United Nations Mission im Sudan (UNMIS). They are assigned as military observers and deployed individually in staff units. They are thus making an important contribution to overcoming the conflict in the south of the country.

04 Aug 2008 description

Recent developments

On 31 July 2008, the United Nations Security Council voted to extend by one year the mandate of the United Nations and African Union peace mission (UNAMID) as it stands.

UNAMID is not mandated to carry out investigations for the International Criminal Court.

28 Apr 2008 description

African states are increasingly assuming responsibility for preventing as well as resolving conflicts on their continent. First experiences, for example with the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS), have shown that an African leadership capacity is required to coordinate such African peace missions.

For this the African Union needs support. The Federal Foreign Office will therefore enable the AU to construct a headquarters in Addis Ababa for coordinating peace missions.

04 Dec 2007 description

In 2008 Federal Foreign office funding for crisis prevention and humanitarian aid will be increased. One of our aims is to help people to help themselves.

07 Nov 2007 description

The German government has decided to mandate the involvement of the German Armed Forces in two UN missions in Sudan. The mandate of the German contingent to the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) is to be extended by one year. In addition to this, German troops are to participate in the United Nations African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) in the west of the country.

The UNMIS mandate is to be extended essentially unchanged until 15 August 2008.

01 Oct 2007 description

In view of the further deterioration of conditions in the flood-hit areas of Africa, the Federal Foreign Office has again increased its humanitarian aid by 200,000 euro to a total of 632,000 euro.

Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement today in Berlin:

"The situation remains highly critical for the people in the flooded areas.

19 Sep 2007 description

In order to help ensure that the terrible floods which have affected vast areas of Africa do not lead to a famine disaster, the Federal Development Ministry has given the World Food Programme 500,000 euros for emergency and food aid to help the people in Africa who have been hit by the flooding.

"The worst flooding has been in Ghana, Uganda and Sudan. Dozens of people lost their lives in the rising waters. In these three countries alone, more than 1 million people are now homeless.

18 Sep 2007 description

The Federal Foreign Office has increased its humanitarian aid in the African countries affected by the flood disaster to 430,000 euro.

In view of the dramatic worsening of the situation, a further 300,000 euro was today made available to relief organizations for emergency aid measures in Uganda and Mali. These funds are to be used to provide people in need with blankets, tarpaulins, mosquito nets and other necessities.

In recent weeks the Federal Foreign Office has already pledged 130,000 euro to procure emergency articles and food for the flood victims in Sudan and Ghana.