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20 Nov 2018 description


20 November 2018, New York – The Government of Germany announced today a substantial 15 million euros (US$ 17 million) pledge for Education Cannot Wait, a new global fund dedicated to respond rapidly and provide sustainable quality education to millions of children and youth living in crisis worldwide.

18 Jun 2018 description


"Conscious of their responsibility before God and man, inspired by the determination to promote world peace as an equal partner in a united Europe … Basic Constitutional Law for the Federal Republic of Germany

04 Nov 2017 description

Bonn – The German Federal Government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today concluded a meeting of policymakers and experts on creating jobs and economic opportunities for refugees and communities hosting them in neighboring countries.

15 Sep 2017 description

Why is financial protection important to reduce poverty and increase shared prosperity?

Financial losses from natural disasters continue to rise. Developing countries and their low-income populations experience the greatest impacts.

Over the last 10 years, global losses due to natural disasters have averaged $165 billion a year.

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.

What are we piloting?

27 Feb 2017 description

It is one of the largest humanitarian crises of the present day: millions of displaced persons and refugees who are urgently in need of assistance are living in the Lake Chad region. Germany is making available 120 million euros in financial assistance and, as co-host of a donor conference in Oslo, mobilised additional international support on Friday (24 February).

16 Feb 2017 description

Never before have so many people had to flee their homes as in 2016: more than 65 million refugees and internally displaced persons around the world fled from crises, violence and natural disasters. Africa is a particular focus of Germany’s humanitarian assistance, alongside the huge humanitarian crisis in Syria and its neighbouring countries.

15 Feb 2017 description

The Coping with Climate Change in the Pacific Island Region (CCCPIR) Program Programme aims to strengthen the capacities of regional organisations in the Pacific Islands region and its member states to adapt to climate change and mitigate its causes. The programme in Vanuatu (which has been operational for 8 years) was structured in 3 components in 2016: (1) Mainstreaming climate considerations and adaptation strategies; (2) Implementing adaptation and mitigation measures; (3) Climate change and education.

20 Dec 2016 description

The EU and the International Organization for Migration have launched a joint initiative to make migration routes safer and to provide help for people returning to their countries of origin. Germany is contributing 48 million euros to support the initiative.

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.

10 Oct 2016 description

Poursuivant sa tournée africaine, Angela Merkel est arrivée au Niger où elle a rencontré le président Mahamadou Issoufou. La politique migratoire du Niger et le projet de partenariat de migration avec l’Union européenne ont été au cœur de leur entretien.

10 Oct 2016 description

The Chancellor has flown on to the Niger, the next stop on her African trip. Her meeting with President Mahamadou Issoufou focused on the country’s migration policy and a planned migration partnership with the European Union.

20 Sep 2016 description

The co-hosts of the Leader’s Summit on Refugees, the governments of Canada, Ethiopia, Germany, Jordan, Mexico, Sweden, and the United States, jointly declare their support for the following:

15 Sep 2016 description

High-ranking representatives from nearly 80 countries met in London on 7 and 8 September to discuss strategies for strengthening United Nations (UN) peace missions. A key topic at the meeting were ways and means to improve the efficiency and responsiveness of the UN peace missions. Germany has offered technical and logistical support via the Federal Agency for Technical Relief.

Specialised civilian forces can make a real difference

04 Jul 2016 description

German Ministry for the Environment and Building and German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development present their initiative at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue

22 Jun 2016 description

Integration, helping people to help themselves, and meeting immediate needs – three key aspects of the contributions the Technische Hilfswerk (THW) is making to benefit refugees. On World Refugee Day, THW President Albrecht Broemme declares: “The THW is happy to identify with the theme of this year’s international day of action: We Stand #WithRefugees.”

01 Jun 2016 description

We live in a world where conflicts, natural disasters and disease are driving ever greater numbers of people to seek desperate remedies for their hunger, safety and survival. The world has never been so wealthy and yet on the frontline of humanitarian action, where courageous work is taking place daily, the lack of available resources to save lives is a constantly growing risk. This massive, deepening deficit requires an ambitious, global and collective response.

26 May 2016 description

Consulta a personas afectadas por con ictos y desastres naturales en Colombia. Llevada a cabo por Plan Internacional Alemania y Fundación Plan en Colombia.
Septiembre – Diciembre 2015
Con la colaboración del Ministerio Federal de Relaciones Exteriores de Alemania

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