The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is particularly severe for refugees and other displaced persons. Germany is the second-largest donor to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and will be continuing this close partnership in the coming year.
The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) is the first ever international framework instrument designed to improve cooperation in the field of migration. Germany and other UNECE Member States submitted the first voluntary National Implementation Reports on 31 October.
Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, dealing with Turkey and Europe’s refugee policy are the focus of Foreign Minister Maas’ trip to Athens.
At the pledging conference for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Germany once again pledged comprehensive humanitarian assistance for 2020.
Sad state of affairs: Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, published annual figures today (18 June 2020) on displacement and forced migration.
In Somalia, the Federal Foreign Office supports the internally displaced and host communities and is helping to improve the provision of healthcare.