At only 30 years old, the Somali-Canadian peace and human rights activist Ilwad Elman is being honoured today with the German Africa Award.
In Somalia, the Federal Foreign Office supports the internally displaced and host communities and is helping to improve the provision of healthcare.
Millions of people in the Horn of Africa depend on humanitarian aid. COVID-19 is making the situation worse. In Ethiopia and Somalia, cooperation with the German Red Cross has made it possible to respond quickly and flexibly to the pandemic by implementing sanitation and health measures.
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.
Bilateral relations between Germany and Somalia have picked up considerably since 2012, as the political situation has slowly improved in the country. Germany is considered a welcome partner – one that…