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31 Aug 2017 description

Foreign Ministry announces allocation of new funds for East Africa from the Foreign Disaster Fund (FDF)

06 Mar 2014 description

EU, Austria and UN Food Agencies Are Backing Landmark Initiative

MOGADISHU – For the first time, Somali farmers are turning themselves into suppliers of high-quality food assistance for their fellow Somali people.

A new initiative backed by the European Union, the government of Austria and two United Nations food security agencies has helped Somali farmers achieve this major agricultural breakthrough in a region of the country that was gripped by famine less than three years ago.

09 Aug 2011 description

Vienna, 5 August 2011 – In view of the ongoing dramatic situation in the Horn of Africa Austria will step up its aid from 850,000 euros to 1.5 million euros: “The humanitarian catastrophe in the Horn of Africa calls for Austria’s solidarity with the crisis region. With its first emergency aid package in the amount of 850,000 euros Austria provided a swift response, but further steps are necessary. Austria will therefore almost double its aid, contributing a total of 1.5 million euros to international aid efforts,” said Foreign Minister and Vice-Chancellor Michael Spindelegger.

30 Jan 2009 description

Austria supports the Security Council initiative for strengthening humanitarian international law

Vienna, 30 January 2009 - "The protection of humanitarian international law is one of the priorities of Austria's work in the UN Security Council. Therefore, we very much welcome the fact that France, currently presiding over the Council, has initiated a discussion on this issue", said Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger in connection with yesterday's first fundamental debate on the "respect for humanitarian international law" in New York.