A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement today (4 December) on the provision of further funding for ICRC and WFP aid measures in Africa:
The Federal Foreign Office is providing an additional 28 million euros to fund aid measures by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the World Food Programme (WFP), in particular in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic.
The Heads of State and Government discussed opportunities for the future for people in Africa at the AU-EU Summit in Abidjan. However, we must not lose sight of the dramatic situation facing millions of people in Africa who are affected by crises and conflicts in the here and now. The German Government has already done a great deal in 2017 to help alleviate the food crises in north east Nigeria, South Sudan and the Horn of Africa. Our humanitarian partner organisations have used the funding provided by us to save lives. Nevertheless, there is still great poverty, as well as humanitarian needs that we must address. Germany reiterates its commitment to Africa and its people. The Federal Foreign Office has provided over 400 million euros in humanitarian aid to Africa in 2017.