The Sahel region is one of the priorities of German foreign, security and development policy. Germany is heavily involved in the region, from providing humanitarian assistance to joining civilian and military stabilisation efforts.
The conflict in Syria has been raging for ten years. What began with demonstrations against the Syrian regime is now a conflict with an international dimension. Here, we provide answers to the seven most important questions.
Refugees from Venezuela are facing new challenges in Colombia. Malteser International is assisting them with food and medical care, especially for pregnant women and children. The Federal Foreign Office is contributing 2.5 million euro to the project.
According to the United Nations, Yemen is currently experiencing the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. The conflict has taken the country to the brink of collapse. Today, the international community is holding a pledging event to address the humanitarian emergency.
In many parts of Iraq, mines, explosive ordnance and IEDs are still preventing a return to normal life. Germany supports the United Nations Mine Action Service and other organisations in their work to eliminate the threat posed by explosive remnants of war.
South Sudan gained its independence ten years ago. Germany is providing humanitarian assistance and, within the framework of the UN mission UNMISS, helping to foster stability in the country.