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.
One of the most complex crises in the world is found in the Lake Chad region. Germany is supporting regional endeavours to overcome the crisis and providing a further 40 million euros.
The 3rd German-African Business Summit is bringing together companies, civil society and politicians.
The Lake Chad region, an area affected by the terrorist activities of Boko Haram, displacement and famine, was the focus of a high-ranking international conference taking place in Berlin from 3 to 4 September.
On Sunday, 20 May 2018, Minister of State Müntefering travelled to Nigeria for a couple of days. This was her first trip to Africa in her new function as Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office with responsibility for Africa.
Terror, hunger and millions of displaced persons – the Lake Chad region is one of the most dangerous trouble spots in Africa. Germany is actively supporting a diplomatic approach to resolving the causes of the crisis.