For many people in northern Syria, the members of Syria Civil Defence are heroes: they are first responders, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and technical relief workers. The Federal Foreign Office helps these emergency workers do their important work.
In areas in Iraq that have been liberated from ISIS, mines and booby-traps are still one of the main obstacles to the return of refugees. The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), which is co-funded by Germany, plays a key role in stabilising the country.
The Yazidis suffered mass persecution under the Islamic State (IS) terror Regime.
Be it in the context of climate protection, disarmament or the resolution of ongoing conflicts: “It is time to do more than just talk about sustainability. It is time to act sustainably,” emphasised Foreign Minister Heiko Maas at the 74th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Be it UN-led peace missions or joint local projects in the Lake Chad region: only close multilateral cooperation can resolve crises.
From Colombia to Khartoum, Germany is promoting security, the rule of law and efforts to deal with the past in crisis countries around the world. The Federal Government intends to improve the coordination of its projects still further with the help of new strategies.