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01/26/2021

“A quantum leap for peace” – strengthening the UN Peacebuilding Fund

For the next two years, Germany will pay at least 50 million euro into the Fund.

In 2019, 190 million US dollars went to 100 projects in 34 countries 

From Albania to Guinea-Bissau and Uzbekistan: The Peacebuilding Fund is used by the United... 

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01/22/2021

Forgotten crises: moringa trees for Pakistan

“The tree that heals all ills”: 50,000 moringa trees in Sindh

Northwest India and Pakistan are home to the moringa tree, which is thought to be one of the most nutritious trees in the world and is known for its medicinal properties. In local... 

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01/21/2021

Helping before it’s too late: supporting the WFP in Yemen

A civil war has been raging in Yemen for the last six years. The humanitarian situation is disastrous. Eighty percent of the population, or around 24 million people, rely on humanitarian assistance and protection.

The situation is being exacerbated... 

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Information on entry restrictions and quarantine regulations in Germany

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01/20/2021

2021: What’s on the Agenda?

Also in the sphere of foreign policy, 2020 will be remembered first and foremost for one thing: the COVID-19 pandemic. In many countries, efforts to tackle the health and economic consequences tied up a large share of (foreign) policy resources. What... 

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01/19/2021

Forging ahead – one year after the Berlin Libya Conference

What was the conference about?

Having long simmered, the civil war broke out again in April 2019. The parties to the conflict received substantial external support in the form of military equipment and personnel. An end to the escalation was not in... 

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01/17/2021

Maas visiting Ankara: Seeking to advance rapprochement between Turkey and Greece

Turkey and Greece have announced that they intend to resume the exploratory talks on the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean, which have been suspended since 2016, on 25 January. This is good news which has long been hoped for, as the situation in... 

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01/15/2021

Demining in eastern Ukraine

Many senior citizens in eastern Ukraine have to embark on an arduous and dangerous journey every 60 days as they have to cross the contact line of the conflict in order to collect their pensions. They live in territories that the Ukrainian Government... 

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01/10/2021

Small steps towards more confidence – Foreign Minister Maas in Cairo

New momentum: fresh impetus for the Middle East peace process

Something has been set in motion in the Middle East during the last few months: the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, the Sudan and Morocco have normalised their relations with Israel.... 

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01/09/2021

Forgotten crises: Healthcare in the Central African Republic

He looks after the sick and those in need with Doctors of the World. The German Government supports the project.

There are 4.7 million people living in the Central African Republic, around 75 percent of whom below the poverty line. Half of the... 

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01/06/2021

Joint commitment to nuclear disarmament: the third ministerial meeting of the Stockholm Initiative

Efforts are currently under way around the world to determine the future of the New Start Treaty and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran, which are crucial in terms of the non-proliferation and disarmament architecture. In... 

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01/01/2021

Brexit: An agreement has been reached on the future relationship between the EU and the UK. What does the successful conclusion of the negotiations mean?

The Trade and Cooperation Agreement negotiated between the EU and the UK entered into force provisionally on 1 January 2021. It places the relationship between the EU and the United Kingdom on a new footing. This is a great success. Never before has... 

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