A virtual visit to South Sudan and Rwanda on 26 and 27 April will highlight the situation of women and the Women, Peace and Security agenda based on United Nations Resolution 1325.
The Federal Foreign Office supports democracy-building and reform processes in North Africa and the Middle East. The newly established Ta’ziz partnership for democracy will support future projects in Iraq, Lebanon, Tunisia and the Sudan.
South Sudan gained its independence ten years ago. Germany is providing humanitarian assistance and, within the framework of the UN mission UNMISS, helping to foster stability in the country.
One of the world’s most serious humanitarian crises is happening in South Sudan. The Republic of South Sudan and the Republic of the Sudan are a main focus of the German Government’s humanitarian assistance efforts.
A film festival in a country without cinemas: in December, the fourth Juba Film Festival was held in the capital of South Sudan. It provides a platform for young local filmmakers. The festival received funding from the Federal Foreign Office.
The largest outbreak of Ebola to date in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has already claimed the lives of over 500 people. Germany is helping to fight the disease by providing humanitarian aid on the ground.