Press releases

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).

Pakistan flood, one year on

Aug 11, 2011 | GermanyUN

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).

Federal Minister Westerwelle to meet Egypt’s Foreign Minister Amr

Aug 11, 2011 | GermanyUN

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.

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.