Berlin, 04 February 2020 - In the Horn of Africa, the worst plague of locusts for decades is currently destroying harvests and pasture land, and there is a threat of famine in the region. Germany is providing two million euros for emergency assistance measures to cope with the plague.
In order to achieve a world without hunger by 2030 with the sustainable development goals SDG 2 (“Zero Hunger”) and SDG 17 (“Partnerships”), humanitarian aid must be interlinked with innovation.
WFP relies entirely on voluntary contributions. Governments are the most important donors because WFP does not receive a fixed UN budget. The German government has been one of WFP's most important partners for years.
Capture fisheries cannot meet global demand: Already today every second food fish is farmed. In order to feed the growing human population even more fish from aquaculture will be required. Dr Matthias Halwart, Branch Head of FAO’s Aquaculture Division, talked to us on the prospects of fish farming.
Berlin, July 2019 - At the beginning of April, the Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) had presented its new “Strategy for Humanitarian Aid Abroad” for the years 2019 - 2023 at a public event. You can now download the document online.
The three UN Organizations in Rome at a glance.
Proxy for World Food Programme (WFP)
Proxy for Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
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By presenting more than 400 stories from across the globe, the Berlinale demonstrates how films can bring people and cultures from around the world together. The Federal Foreign Office funds specially selected projects at the Berlinale, which is the world’s largest film festival open to the public.
Small arms kill more than half a million people worldwide every year – many of whom are women. In spite of this, women are rarely included in efforts to tackle the problem. The global Gender Equality Network for Small Arms Control seeks to change this.
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is meeting his Romanian counterpart Bogdan Aurescu today (20 February) on the latter’s inaugural visit to Berlin. The visit marks the 140th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Germany and Romania.