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Foreign Minister Heiko Maas today (20 November) issued the following statement on the armed conflict and humanitarian situation in the Tigray region in northern Ethiopia: Ethiopia and its…
Since the overthrow of Sudanese dictator Omar al‑Bashir, the country has experienced a spirit of optimism. However, millions of people are still in need of humanitarian assistance, a state of affairs that was exacerbated by wide-scale flooding in the summer.
There is still a lot to do in the field of women’s rights and gender equality, both internationally and in the Federal Foreign Office. “Women’s rights are one of the most pressing political issues of our time,” said Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.
Every day, two cases of sexualized violence are recorded in the conflict-hit regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Germany is tackling the topic of sexualized violence in conflicts in the UN Security Council via Resolution 2467.
The worst locust infestation in decades is currently destroying crops and pastureland in the Horn of Africa. There is a risk of famine in the region. Germany has made available two million euro for emergency aid to help tackle this infestation, writes the German Foreign Office.
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.
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