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31 Aug 2017 description

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

30 Jun 2017 description

The Austrian government has decided to provide more aid to crisis regions in the Middle East and East Africa from its Foreign Disaster Fund.

26 Jun 2017 description

Austria ups its aid to East Africa and provides Uganda with a further 2 million euros

23 Nov 2012 description

Vienna, 20 November 2012 – "Austria responds to the humanitarian crisis in Uganda and South Sudan by making 1.45 million euros available", Vice-Chancellor and Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger explained after the meeting of the Ministerial Council on 20 November. "Our contribution is intended to provide help in critical situations that are not in the limelight of the media but still require our political attention and humanitarian commitment."

05 Jun 2008 description

State Secretary Hans Winkler in Uganda

Kampala, 5 June 2008 - "Uganda is a priority country as regards Austria's development policy. From the very beginning it has been our goal to develop and implement solutions to existing problems through active exchange with local business, academia and civil society.

07 Jun 2006 description

Adoption of child protection guidelines for civil and military EU missions

Vienna, 7 June 2006 - "In many conflicts all over the world, children are victims of brutal violence. They are kidnapped and forced to take part in fighting and acts of violence. They themselves are victims of murder, rape and mutilation. The situation with regard to girls is particularly precarious", said Foreign Minister Plassnik.

The protection of children in armed conflicts is a particular concern of Austrian foreign policy.

11 Mar 2003 description

Vienna, 11 March 2003 - In her capacity as the President of the "Human Security Network", the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, has for the first time activated the "alert function" of the network for children in armed conflicts which was developed by Austria. This way the Minister seeks to draw public attention world-wide to the fate of children who have been kidnapped by the 'Lord's Resistance Army', a rebel army in Northern Uganda, and are now being used as child soldiers or abused as sex slaves.