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04 Apr 2017 description

Press release of 03.04.2017 | BERLIN/ADDIS ABABA – East Africa is currently experiencing the worst drought in fifty years. In Ethiopia alone, some 5.6 million people are suffering severe hunger. German Development Minister Gerd Müller will today visit one of the worst hit areas of the country, the Somali region, which lies in the east of Ethiopia. The nomadic people living there can find virtually no grazing land for their herds and their very livelihood is under threat. Around 1.7 million people in the Somali region are already in dire need of food aid.

11 Jan 2017 description

Germany is one of the leading donor states in providing assistance for people in need in the conflict zones in Syria. The Federal Foreign Office has financed almost 70 humanitarian assistance projects for Syrian refugees in the country itself and in neighbouring states. A report on the daily reality of the humanitarian aid workers.

02 Dec 2016 description

Measured in relation to its own population, no other country in the world helps as many refugees as Lebanon. This small country has provided refuge for over 1.5 million people fleeing war and terror in Syria. Foreign Minister Steinmeier travelled to Beirut on Thursday (1 December) to demonstrate that Germany is a solid partner at Lebanon’s side. During his visit, Steinmeier will also be able to see for himself the situation of the people from Syria.

02 Nov 2016 description

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is getting ever worse. More than 21 million people in the country are in urgent need of assistance. The Federal Foreign Office has provided €28 million this year to pay for humanitarian aid for those affected.

One of the biggest humanitarian crises worldwide

02 Jul 2016 description

L´Ambassade de la République fédérale d´Allemagne en RD Congo a l´honneur et le plaisir de porter à la connaissance de l´opinion publique que le Ministère fédéral des Affaires de la République fédérale d´Allemagne, (Auswertiges Amt, Berlin), via son Unité de l'Aide Humanitaire, a accordé le 20 Juin 2016, un financement de 332.500,-€ (Trois cents trente-deux mille cinq cents euros) à l´organisation Malteser Hilfsdienst (Œuvres de l´Ordre de Malte) pour l´amélioration des soins de santé primaires de base des populations au Nord du Territoire Bondo, Province Bas Uélé, avec une attention …

20 Apr 2016 description

Germany contributes 20 million euros

17 Mar 2016 description

Germany handed over five mobile clinics to the Iraqi Ministry of Health at the weekend (12/13 March), thus providing up to 45,000 people in three Iraqi provinces per month with better access to healthcare once again.

15 Feb 2016 description

Joachim Rücker, the Special Representative of the Federal Government for the Middle East Stability Partnership, made a spontaneous trip to the Turkish-Syrian border area. He was able to see for himself the humanitarian situation following the most recent escalation of violence in the Aleppo region and announced additional emergency aid.

02 Feb 2016 description

The Syria Recovery Trust Fund (SRTF) has been funding projects to provide essential services to people in Syria since 2013. Germany was a co-initiator of the Fund and is its second-largest donor. To date, over two million people in the country have benefited directly from SRTF projects, which have included the restoration of the power supply and food production.

Looking after the local population despite ongoing violence

28 Jan 2016 description

Erbil – In preparation for the Syrian donor conference taking place in London on 4 February, Federal Minister Gerd Müller, who is currently visiting the Middle East region, had a meeting with Nechirvan Barzani, the Prime Minister of the Kurdish regional government, and with members of his cabinet. The region, with a population of over five million Kurds, has taken in 1.5 million Iraqis fleeing from the activities of the IS and also 300,000 Syrians.

24 Jul 2015 description
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Kyiv, 28 July 2015

Supported by its donors, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is expanding its cash assistance programmes to serve the needs of the most vulnerable internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ukraine.

23 Jul 2015 description

Minister Müller says: "We must not forget the people affected by this civil war!"

Press release of 17.07.2015 |

09 Jul 2015 description

Since March 2014 several states in West Africa have been fighting against Ebola. In the last nine months, the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) has supported the international aid operations with more than 70 volunteers from the technical-logistical sector. Yesterday, Sunday, the remaining two experts returned from Sierra Leone via Ghana to Germany – time to take stock.

08 Jun 2015 description

We, the leaders of the G7, met in Elmau for our annual Summit on 7 and 8 June 2015. Guided by our shared values and principles, we are determined to work closely together to meet the complex international economic and political challenges of our times. We are committed to the values of freedom and democracy, and their universality, to the rule of law and respect for human rights, and to fostering peace and security. Especially in view of the numerous crises in the world, we as G7 nations stand united in our commitment to uphold freedom, sovereignty and territorial integrity.

08 Jan 2015 description

The current Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone continues to claim lives. In October, the first cases also appeared in the neighbouring country of Mali. Within the framework of the German Partnership Programme for Excellence in Biological and Health Security, the German Government has now provided Mali with a mobile laboratory unit: it should help the country to reliably diagnose and effectively combat Ebola.

02 Jan 2015 description

The fight against the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is posing a dramatic challenge for the international community. The German Government is continuously expanding its assistance and support for the countries affected, providing 161.7 million euros to date. In his capacity as Special Representative of the Federal Government, Ambassador Walter Lindner – formerly Regional Director for Africa and Crisis Management Commissioner at the Federal Foreign Office – directs and coordinates all aid measures.

29 Oct 2014 description

With support from German Development Ministry, UNICEF reinforces support for refugee children

27.10.2014 |

28 Oct 2014 description

Solidarity with Refugees and their Hosts

Distressed by the terrible suffering of the people in Syria, which has forced almost half of the population to leave their homes, with over three million refugees having fled across the border, the majority being women and children.

22 Oct 2014 description

The Federal Government has increased its support for the fight against the Ebola epidemic in West Africa to over 100 million euros, from which the Federal Foreign Office will receive 29 million euros for humanitarian assistance and evacuation measures. In his speech at the World Health Summit on 19 October, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier proposed sending a civilian EU mission to the areas hit by Ebola.

09 Oct 2014 description

07.10.2014 |This morning a convoy of lorries from Germany carrying equipment to be used to set up winterproof shelters and infrastructure in eastern Ukraine arrived in Ukraine. The convoy comprising 112 lorries crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border this morning at Jagodin.