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07 Mar 2018 description
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MOGADISHU 7 March 2018 – The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has committed €50 million for a joint United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF programme to tackle women and children’s nutrition in nine districts in Banadir and six districts in Gedo region in the south of Somalia.

04 Sep 2017 description

Participation in the harmonized reporting pilot project is a way to demonstrate that organizations are taking practical steps to fulfill the commitments made as part the Grand Bargain on Humanitarian Aid.

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07 Apr 2017 description

East Africa has been hit by the worst drought it has seen for fifty years. Federal Development Minister Gerd Müller has pledged an additional 100 million euros for those facing hunger. At a conference on Wednesday, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel urged the international community to make available more money.

15 Mar 2017 description

Following a phone call with UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel issued the following statement today (12 March):

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.

07 Nov 2016 description

Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement today (7 November) following his meeting with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi in Berlin:

“More than 60 million people – never before have so many people been forced to flee their homes. Of course, the humanitarian crisis in Syria and the neighbouring countries is a special focus of our aid efforts.

31 Mar 2016 description

Press release of 29.03.2016 |

Nairobi – One week before Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta visits Germany, Minister Gerd Müller has arrived in East Africa for a five-day visit. The German delegation will start off by visiting the world’s biggest refugee camp. There are about 350,000 people living in Dadaab, most of whom are from Somalia. The camp has been in existence for almost 25 years and its residents are mainly looked after by UNHCR, with help too from Germany.

24 Nov 2015 description

Chair’s Summary – Publication of the G7 Report on the Implementation of the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict

The Chair of the G7 has the honour to present the G7 Report on the Implementation of the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict.

06 Mar 2015 description

The Bundeswehr will continue training Somali soldiers during the coming year. On 4 March, the German Cabinet agreed to extend the participation of German armed forces in the EU Training Mission in Somalia (EUTM Somalia) until the end of March 2016. The German Bundestag still has to give its approval.

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:

16 Sep 2013 description

Brussels / Berlin – At a conference in Brussels, Germany and other in­ter­national donors confirmed their commit­ment to support the new Somali gov­ern­ment and spelled out in greater detail how they intend to assist the county. The German gov­ern­ment pledged almost 90 million euros for de­vel­op­ment co­op­er­a­tion with Somalia; part of the funds are to be channelled through the African Union (AU).

03 Jul 2012 description

BERLIN – The humanitarian situation in the Sahel and in the Horn of Africa remains tense in many places. In view of the current situation in the Sahel region and around Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya, German De­vel­op­ment Minister Dirk Niebel made the following statement:

05 Apr 2012 description

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

14 Oct 2011 description

With a view to giving the German government's development policy an even more targeted and efficient focus on fighting global hunger, Minister Dirk Niebel has set up a Food Security Task Force. "The famine in the Horn of Africa mercilessly exposes the long-standing failure of many countries in the South and of the international community to address hunger effectively. We now need to concentrate all our resources in order to change this.

17 Aug 2011 description

Dirk Niebel, German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, today met with Kenya's President, Mwai Kibaki. During their talks, it emerged that the hunger crisis in Kenya and its neighbouring countries has been getting worse. Not only is Kenya trying to provide relief to its own people affected by the drought but is also having to cope with the steadily growing stream of refugees from Somalia.

09 Aug 2011 description

Markus Löning, the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, issued the following statement in Berlin today (8 August) on the situation in the Horn of Africa:

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“I am deeply shocked and appalled by the horrific images from Ethiopia, Kenya, and above all Somalia, with which we are confronted every day.

27 Jul 2011 description

The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development will be making available another 15 million euros to help the people affected by the drought in the Horn of Africa.

21 Jul 2011 description

The persistent drought in the Horn of Africa has exacerbated the existing humanitarian emergency in the region.

In Somalia in particular, people are suffering under the drought and under the consequences of decades of conflict. But the disastrous drought is also taking its toll on Kenya, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. The cause is lack of rain, but also structural development deficits. Disasters of this dimension can be prevented by targeted efforts to strengthen agricultural sectors.

22 Jul 2010 description

On his way to Kampala, Uganda, to attend the African Union summit in the city, Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle announced a further increase of one million euro in emergency aid for Somalia, bringing total aid this year for the country to 2.7 million euro.

The money will be channelled to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to provide food, drinking water, medicine and emergency shelter for groups particularly at risk.

Continuing armed clashes have led to a further deterioration in the humanitarian situation, especially in the area of Mogadishu.

03 Feb 2010 description

The Federal Foreign Office has made 1,000,000 euro available to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to enable it to provide emergency care for internally displaced persons in Somalia. The funds will be used to provide food, drinking water, medicine and emergency shelter for particularly affected groups of the population.

In the face of lasting armed conflicts the humanitarian situation, especially in the greater Mogadishu area, has continued to worsen.