Press releases

Foreign Minister Westerwelle condemns terrorist attack on British Council in Kabul

Aug 19, 2011 | GermanyUN

Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle issued the following statement today (19 August) on the terrorist attack on the British cultural institute in Kabul: “I am appalled at the brutal attack on ...

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.

Foreign Minister Westerwelle condemns series of attacks in southern Israel

Aug 18, 2011 | GermanyUN

Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the following statement today (18 August) on the series of attacks in southern Israel that took the lives of many people and injured numerous others: “I condemn th...

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).