The major earthquake last November claimed 51 lives and caused serious damage to infrastructure. At a donor conference in Brussels, Germany pledged 11 million euros of assistance for long-term reconstruction.
The worst locust infestation in decades is currently destroying crops and pastureland in the Horn of Africa. There is a risk of famine in the region. Germany has made available two million euros for emergency aid to help tackle this infestation.
Despite huge challenges, Germany is providing support.
Many humanitarian crises are not in the public eye and, as a result, assistance and funding is often lacking. The relief organisation CARE is presenting “Suffering in Silence” at the Federal Foreign Office, a report which focuses on these crises.
The Biafra War (1967-1970) in Nigeria led to a humanitarian crisis and the world’s largest civilian airlift. As a result, groundbreaking reforms were launched in humanitarian assistance.