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10/22/2020

Forgotten crises: Support for the Rohingya

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh: the world’s biggest refugee camp

Simple bamboo huts with plastic sheets for roofs in all sorts of shapes and colours as far as the eye can see. More than 850,000 people living in very close proximity. There is no adequate... 

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10/22/2020

Happy birthday, UN!

International peace and security

According to Article 1 of the Charter of the United Nations, the organisation’s purposes are to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation... 

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10/21/2020

Information on entry restrictions and quarantine regulations in Germany

Entry restrictions

For Germany, travel restrictions apply for entry from a large number of countries. These are issued by the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community. Please check with the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building... 

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10/20/2020

Donor conference for the Sahel region: Germany pledges 100 million euro in humanitarian support

The Sahel is one of the regions hardest hit by climate change. Droughts and floods are destroying people’s livelihoods. Another problem is the impact of rampant violence and terrorist activities. Among other things, these have led to the closure of... 

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10/16/2020

World Food Day: Commitment to Food security and peace

690 million people suffering malnutrition

According to the recently published Global Hunger Index, some 690 million people around the world are suffering malnutrition right now. Worst affected are sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia. In 2000, the... 

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10/15/2020

German-American Strategic Dialogue: developing continuity

As the last Strategic Dialogue took place in Berlin, the representatives of the Federal Government were actually due to travel to Washington. The meeting presided over by State Secretary Miguel Berger and Under Secretary of State for Political... 

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10/15/2020

Fighting hunger due to COVID‑19 – Germany’s support of the UNRWA in the Gaza Strip

Fraught humanitarian situation

The economic and humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip was already very fraught prior to the COVID‑19 pandemic. Severe restrictions on public life initially prevented a large‑scale spread of the virus. However, they... 

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10/15/2020

A day dedicated to the Weimar Triangle

For nearly 30 years, the Weimar Triangle has brought together the West and the East, linking Poland, France and Germany. It has proven its value by strengthening cohesion between eastern and western EU countries and bringing different perspectives... 

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10/14/2020

Capable of action in difficult times

Despite addressing many difficult topics, yesterday’s General Affairs Council did make progress in a number of areas. Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth, who led the meeting that took place during Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the... 

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10/14/2020

Forgotten crises: healthcare for refugees in Afghanistan

Political conflicts, natural disasters: 5.6 million refugees

The intra-Afghan peace negotiations are underway, but the humanitarian situation in the country remains precarious. As a result of the ongoing political conflicts which have raged in the... 

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10/13/2020

Maas in Nicosia and Athens: Solidarity and efforts to continue the dialogue

Now that the Turkish research vessel Oruc Reis has once again entered the disputed area off the coast of the Greek island of Kastellorizo, a solution in the eastern Mediterranean acceptable to Greece, Cyprus and Turkey seems to have become more... 

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10/13/2020

Helping before disaster strikes – anticipatory humanitarian assistance in Bangladesh

Bangladesh: providing assistance before a flood

Helping before disaster strikes – what seemed a remote possibility only a few years ago became a German Red Cross pilot project that this year successfully saved the livelihoods of many thousands of... 

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