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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.
The German Agency for Civic Education and the German Foreign Office are inviting you to join their first international game jam. A game jam is a development conference where digital games are created…
In Burkina Faso, the German Development Bank (KfW) has been managing projects for many years, including construction of municipal buildings, health centres and markets. However, since the sites are dispersed widely throughout the country, the progress of construction work is difficult to track.
The GIC Africa spoke to Afro-German diplomat Tiaji Sio on why she founded Diplomats of Color, and her perspective regarding Germany’s efforts to tackle racism.
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