Germany is supporting work to establish a citizen‑friendly local police force as a contribution to stabilising Iraq. On 30 August, the chargé d’affaires at the German Embassy handed over 24 police cars to this end. moreStabilisation support in Iraq: assisting the local police
For a long time, Somalia was considered a failed state. However, in recent years, there has been tangible progress. The Federal Foreign Office is supporting stabilisation in Somalia, for example by helping establish a system of federal member states and by helping reintegrate former al-Shabaab fighters, as well as by assisting with the holding of parliamentary elections. moreGermany is helping to build state structures in Somalia
Since 2008, the Federal Foreign Office has supported a project on border demarcation and cross-border cooperation in Africa. The project plays an important part in civilian crisis prevention in Africa.
more“From Barriers to Bridges” Border Programme
The north of the Republic of the Niger is suffering from heightened instability owing to the presence of terrorist groups and ongoing refugee flows. The Federal Foreign Office is working to reduce the potential for conflict in the region in the long term. morePreventive peace work in the north of the Republic of the Niger
The Federal Foreign Office has, through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, supported the Police Programme Africa since 2009 with the aim of improving local police structures. morePolice Programme Africa