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Humanitarian Aid

How do we help?

Humanitarian aid is designed to help people in dire need as a result of natural disasters, epidemics or conflict.

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Where do we help?

The Sahel, Pakistan and Syria – a country where violence is continuing to take its toll – are just a few of the places where the Federal Foreign Office is supporting aid pro­grammes. In many areas, things are made harder both for relief workers and for those in need by the precarious security situation. more

International cooperation on humanitarian aid

Natural disasters and armed conflicts leave countless people around the world reliant on humanitarian aid. UN organizations play a key role in the provision of international humanitarian aid.


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Collaborating with relief organizations

Information is available here on our funding guidelines, the sorts of project which are eligible for support as humanitarian aid abroad, and the Humanitarian Aid Coordinating Committee.
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Humanitarian mine and ordnance clearance

Every year, landmines and unexploded ordnance kill countless people around the world. Germany is actively working for the prohibition of anti-personnel mines, and supports a range of projects to this end. more

Humanitarian disaster risk reduction

Risk analysis, prevention and preparedness are the three core elements of effective disaster risk reduction. Germany is campaigning to see improvements in international preparedness. more

Key documents

Underlying policy, strategy, basic rules – our collection of key documents provides an overview of the principles and rules that underpin our humanitarian aid policy.


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