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29 Jun 2017 description

KAMPALA, 29 June 2017 - The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany announced yesterday a grant of Euro 16 million to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to assist South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.

The contribution will help UNHCR provide nearly 1 million South Sudanese refugees with improved access to education, better housing and increased access to drinking water. The funds will be deployed over a period of three years, including Euro 13 million in 2017, 2 million in 2018 and 1 million in 2019.

04 Dec 2012 description

30.11.2012 - Berlin – The BMZ has suspended its budget support for Uganda. This was announced by the German Minister for Economic Co­op­er­a­tion and Develop­ment Dirk Niebel in Berlin today. The reasons for that decision are a massive corruption scandal in the prime minister's office, the UN's allegations that the Ugandan military is supporting the M23 rebel groups in eastern Congo, and renewed discussions about a law against homosexuals in Uganda.

08 Nov 2012 description

Germany is making available 1 million euros to the United Nations Childrens’ Fund (UNICEF) in order to help the victims of violence from paramilitary combat units in Africa. UNICEF is implementing projects to protect and reintegrate child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Uganda and the Central African Republic.

Minister of State Cornelia Pieper issued the following statement in Berlin today (7 November):

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.

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.

18 Feb 2004 description

The Federal Foreign Office is to make available some EUR 430,000 from its humanitarian assistance budget to fund three aid projects in northern Uganda run by the German Red Cross, Caritas Germany and the Mission Centre of the Franciscans (MZF). The money will be used to purchase in Uganda food, medicine, blankets, clothing and household equipment for internal refugees in Teso, Gulu and Kaberamaido Districts in the north of the country. It is hoped that the aid will reach some 45,000 people over the next three months.

30 Dec 2003 description

The Federal Foreign Office supported 307 projects for humanitarian aid, humanitarian mine clearance as well as disaster prevention all over the world in 2003 to the tune of EUR 71.5 million.

11 Jul 2003 description

ADRA Deutschland (Adventist Development and Relief Agency) is to receive some 150,000 euro from the Federal Foreign Office's humanitarian assistance budget to provide food, blankets, cooking equipment and other items for 7,000 internally displaced people in Soroti in northern Uganda.

16 May 2003 description

Due to the fighting near Bunia in the Ituri province in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, more than 50,000 persons have been displaced and are fleeing south to the Beni region. Another 15,000 persons have fled to neighbouring Uganda.