Latin America is the backdrop for one of the biggest humanitarian tragedies: the economic and political crisis has forced millions of Venezuelans to leave their country. In order to relieve the suffering, Germany is expanding its humanitarian assistance and development cooperation.
Refugees from Venezuela are facing new challenges in Colombia. Malteser International is assisting them with food and medical care, especially for pregnant women and children. The Federal Foreign Office is contributing 2.5 million euro to the project.
Relations between Venezuela and Germany have a long tradition dating back to the meeting between the two iconic figures Simón Bolívar and Alexander von Humboldt in the early 19th century. Germany has…
The greatest refugee crisis in Latin American history is being intensified by the COVID‑19 pandemic. At a virtual donors conference, Foreign Minister Maas appeals for solidarity with the host countries and announces more than 20 million euro in additional aid.
On the second leg of his trip, the Foreign Minister will speak, among others, with the families of FARC combatants as well as representatives of the Venezuelan opposition.
At the Foreign Affairs Council, the EU pushes for a political process in the conflict regions.