Official political relations started with the establishment of diplomatic relations by the Federal Republic of Germany immediately after the Philippines gained independence in 1956; the German…
On the island of Mindanao in the Philippines, armed conflicts are continuing unabated, with regular typhoons exacerbating the situation. Plan International protects children in the region and works with residents to develop an evacuation plan for the next disaster.
During the visit to Germany by the President of the Philippines, Benigno Simeon Aquino III, several bilateral agreements were signed at the Federal Foreign Office on 19 September.
Emergency aid measures provide safe water, food and medical care in areas affected by the catastrophe.
The German Government has increased its emergency humanitarian aid for the Philippines by a further two million euros, bringing the total to 6.5 million euros.
Federal Foreign Office and Federal Agency for Technical Relief send a team to the Philippines to assist typhoon victims.