The humanitarian situation in the Sahel is worsening: up to 16 million people in Burkina Faso, Mali and the Niger could be at risk of starvation in the coming months. At a donor conference today (20 October), Foreign Minister Maas pledged 100 million euro in support.
With droughts, terrorist attacks and abject poverty, 12.6 million people in the Sahel countries of Mali, Burkina Faso and the Niger are dependent on humanitarian aid. Germany is supporting a project of the Workers’ Samaritan Federation that transforms barren desert areas into fertile pasture land.
Relations between Germany and Mali are close and wide-ranging. People in Mali are keenly aware that the Federal Republic of Germany was the first country to recognise the independent Republic of Mali…
The Federal Foreign Office is supporting partner countries around the world in the fight against coronavirus via three biosecurity programmes involving corona test kits, laboratory training and digital learning modules.
Today the German Bundestag is debating the mandate on support for the Sahel region. The ongoing Bundeswehr missions are to be continued and adapted to new circumstances.