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The Biafra War (1967-1970) in Nigeria led to a humanitarian crisis and the world’s largest civilian airlift. As a result, groundbreaking reforms were launched in humanitarian assistance.
Whether it be the fight against sexual violence, or disarmament – Germany has used the first year of its term on the Security Council to advance key issues. The second year’s focus will be on disarmament, crisis prevention and preserving the international order.
The first Global Refugee Forum of the United Nations is taking place in Geneva one year after the adoption of the Compact. The objective is to achieve an equitable sharing of the responsibility and burden in refugee issues at the international level.
According to World Bank data, nearly 90 percent of all people in extreme poverty will be living in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030. Climate change will further exacerbate the situation, writes the BMZ.
There have not been any new wild polio infections in Nigeria and thus on the entire African continent since August 21 2016. Three years with no new infections is an important milestone on the way to Nigeria's official certification as a polio-free country, writes the German development bank KfW.
German development agency GIZ project manager Markus Spitzbart speaks about the project on environmentally sound disposal and recycling of e-waste in Ghana, writes the GIZ.
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