The Yazidis suffered mass persecution under the Islamic State (IS) terror Regime.
According to the assessment conducted for the Global Humanitarian Overview, almost 168 million people around the world will need humanitarian assistance next year. The landmark annual report is being presented in the Federal Foreign Office today (4 December) in cooperation with the United Nations.
It is often difficult for relief organisations to get through to people in need. Aid workers frequently have to negotiate with armed parties in conflict areas. A conference is being held to enhance their negotiating skills.
More than 4 billion people do not have access to clean toilets or sanitation facilities. The Federal Foreign Office supports numerous projects around the world that are building water points, latrines and sewage lines.
A number of things are changing at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). In Berlin, State Secretary Michaelis received acting Commissioner-General Saunders for discussions about the organisation’s reform process.