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Germany assumed the G7 Presidency for one year on 1 January 2022. Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has set out a prevention and transformation agenda for the G7 Foreign Ministers.
The German Government is working to ensure the fair and efficient distribution of vaccines and is supporting the global efforts to fight the pandemic to the tune of 2.2 billion euro. Germany is making available vaccines directly for the first time – 1.5 million doses arrived in Ukraine on 21 August.
Two years ago, Libya was dominated by civil war, but the weapons have now fallen silent. This success is thanks to the Berlin Process, an initiative spearheaded by Germany and the UN. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas travelled to Tripoli today to continue important political talks.
When people think about humanitarian assistance, they tend to think of the distribution of tents and flour, but often other things are needed – children’s shoes or mattresses. Therefore, Germany is increasingly focusing on cash payments to strengthen local markets and give people greater freedom.
Worldwide, over 80 million people have been forced from their homes. Most of them are displaced within their own country. The situation is particularly grave in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
With solar energy for a refugee camp in Djibouti or specialised situation maps for crisis regions, humanitarian assistance is getting more intelligent, faster and more effective. Germany is supporting innovative projects spearheaded by humanitarian organisations.
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