Where do we help?
The German Government is providing humanitarian aid to the Sahel region. Millions of people there are suffering from hunger and the situation is exacerbated by military conflicts.
moreAid for the Sahel region
The catastrophic drought in the Horn of Africa has left 3.7 million people in Somalia in need of humanitarian aid. With 4.3 million euro the Federal Foreign Office is sponsoring humanitarian projects to enable emergency aid to reach the most severely affected.
moreHumanitarian aid in Somalia
Over the New Year 2010/2011, Brazil suffered heavy rains which led to severe flooding and landslides. The natural disaster affected around 120,000 people. Germany sent immediate assistance of 170,000 euro. moreBrazil
The unrest in Libya has not yet abated. The Federal Foreign Office has so far provided five million euro to fund humanitarian aid projects in the country. moreHumanitarian aid for Libya
For decades a civil war raged in the country, with the Tamil minority fighting for an independent state. Not until 2009 did the central government gain victory. Humanitarian aid was provided in the main for internally displaced persons. In December 2010 Sri Lanka was hit by heavy rainfalls which caused flooding and landslides. moreSri Lanka
Following the severe earthquake in Haiti on 12 January 2010, the German Government made emergency aid available for the victims. The Federal Foreign Office contributed humanitarian emergency aid totalling five million euro. The Federal Foreign Office is providing funding not only for the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) and the German Red Cross but also for ten other project partners. moreHaiti
The humanitarian situation remains critical for large sections of the Afghan population. According to the UN’s calculations, Afghanistan’s need for humanitarian aid is second only to that of Sudan. In 2011, Germany again stands ready to help people in Afghanistan. moreAfghanistan
The ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip is affecting almost every aspect of daily life. The United Nations and the European Union are calling for the unrestricted opening of the borders with the Gaza Strip as well as unhindered access for humanitarian aid. morePalestinian territories
Large parts of the Sudan, particularly Darfur and Southern Sudan, together form one of the world’s most complex humanitarian crisis areas, with some six million people dependent on humanitarian aid. The people of Southern Sudan having voted in a referendum in January 2011 to secede from the North, South Sudan will be officially founded on 9 July as the world’s 193rd country. The Sudan is one focus of German humanitarian aid.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is the site of one the world’s worst humanitarian crises. Since 2008, the Federal Foreign Office has made available approx. 20 million euro in assistance funds. moreHumanitarian Assistance for the Democratic Republic of the Congo