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On the occasion of World Humanitarian Day, Markus Löning praises the efforts of humanitarian aid workers

Aug 18, 2011 | GermanyUN

The dramatic situation of the people in the Horn of Africa underscores the importance of international humanitarian aid. There are many German organizations and countless aid workers providing humanitarian assistance all over the world, often under very difficult conditions. We owe them our special thanks today.

Germany quintuples bilateral aid for Horn of Africa to 218 million USD

Aug 16, 2011 | GermanyUN

On a visit to Kenya on, the German Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, Dirk Niebel, announced to nearly quintuple bilateral German aid for the famine-struck Horn of Africa from 33.5 million Euro to 151.5 million Euro (approx. 218 million USD).

Famine in the Horn of Africa: Federal Foreign Office increases its humanitarian aid once more by 2.5 million euro

Aug 8, 2011 | GermanyUN

The Federal Foreign Office has increased its humanitarian aid for the Horn of Africa by another 2.5 million euro. The measures financed with these new funds will be targeted at the most urgent needs of those affected in the region.

German Government increases humanitarian aid to countries in the Horn of Africa

Aug 7, 2011 | GermanyUN

Every day thousands of people from Somalia arrive at the refugee camps in Kenya and Ethiopia seeking food and water to escape the drought. In many of these camps the humanitarian situation is truly dreadful. The German Government is sending a team from the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) to the region to help build refugee camps in Ethiopia.

UN Press Release: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for stepped-up action against attackers of children in armed conflicts

Jun 30, 2011 | GermanyUN & United Nations

“Beyond naming and shaming, we have a further tool we can consider employing to safeguard schools and hospitals in conflict,” said Mr. Ban at a panel discussion organized by Radhika Coomaraswamy, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, and Germany’s Ambassador to the UN, Peter Wittig, ahead of next month’s general debate on the issue in the Security Council.