Germany is supporting Latin America and the Caribbean in the COVID-19 crisis in a variety of ways, working closely with partner countries and organisations in the Region.
Vaccines against COVID‑19 need to be global public goods that are accessible and affordable for all countries. That is why Germany has joined the COVAX vaccine platform, which works to ensure the fair distribution of future vaccines.
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his South Korean counterpart KANG Kyung‑wha met for the second time for what is known as a “strategic dialogue” to discuss important current issues.
Global health, climate and security, and sexual violence in conflicts: all these issues were on the agenda during the German Presidency of the Security Council in July. In addition, the cross-border resolution on Syria was extended, ensuring access for humanitarian assistance.
Whether it be information campaigns in Bangladesh or producing face masks in refugee camps in Iraq: in April, Germany made available 300 million euro in aid for humanitarian projects to fight COVID-19. Now, the German Government is increasing its support by an additional 150 million euro.