Aug 16, 2011
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).
Germany quintuples bilateral aid for Horn of Africa to 218 million USD
Aug 11, 2011
In response to the flood last summer, the German Government had made available a total of 35 million euro in emergency aid, which was used for food, drugs, emergency shelters and early recovery activities. Half of these funds came from the AA and half from the BMZ. They were channelled through German and international aid agencies as well as through Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
Pakistan flood, one year on
Aug 11, 2011
German-Egyptian cooperation within the scope of the Egyptian transformation process will be the focus of the talks between Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle and his counterpart, Mohammed Kamel Amr. The two Foreign Ministers will also discuss the situation in Syria and the rest of the region.
Federal Minister Westerwelle to meet Egypt’s Foreign Minister Amr
Aug 7, 2011
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.
German Government increases humanitarian aid to countries in the Horn of Africa