The Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development are making 12 million euros available to fund emergency assistance for the people affected by the drought in the Sahel zone.
Speaking in Paris yesterday (6 February), Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the following statement on the Franco German proposal to establish a contact group comprising the friends of a democratic Syria:
Combating female genital mutilation
It is estimated that between about 100 and 140 million women and girls in the world are affected by genital mutilation. Genital mutilation violates elementary huma...