Millions of people in the Horn of Africa depend on humanitarian aid. COVID-19 is making the situation worse. In Ethiopia and Somalia, cooperation with the German Red Cross has made it possible to respond quickly and flexibly to the pandemic by implementing sanitation and health measures.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated humanitarian emergencies and created new challenges in the sphere of human rights. In the Bundestag, Foreign Minister Maas appealed for global solidarity and called for human rights to be protected and strengthened.
In Germany, there are now grounds for cautious hope that the curve is gradually flattening – in global terms, however, we are only at the beginning of the pandemic.
Germany is supporting the humanitarian aid plans launched by the United Nations and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
From setting up corona units in local hospitals to training laboratory staff, Germany is taking rapid and targeted action in numerous African countries in an effort of solidarity.