Humanitarian aid

Fundamental principles of humanitarian aid

What is humanitarian aid? How does the Federal Foreign Office provide assistance? On which principles is German aid...


Cooperation with relief organisations

Who can receive assistance abroad within the framework of humanitarian aid? What are the Federal Foreign Office’s funding principles? more

International cooperation

Cooperation with specialised relief organisations is essential for the practical implementation of humanitarian relief projects. Click here for more information on the funding principles. more

Humanitarian disaster risk reduction

The aim of disaster risk reduction is to limit the impact of extreme natural disasters before they occur. Risk analysis, disaster prevention and preparedness are all key elements. more

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

Examples of projects

The Sahel region or Syria – a country where violence is continuing to take its toll – are just two... more

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