The German initiative for a better world

Germany’s humanitarian commitment in the world

  In my last blogs I wrote about the ‘’Restavek children’’ in Haiti, (Restavek A Modern Form Of Slavery)

  the problems of food waste,
(Think Twice Before You Throw It Away!)



This time my blog is about Germany’s international commitment for relief projects run by UN humanitarian organizations and other non-governmental organizations like Red Cross or Crescent . 

The Federal Foreign Office is the responsible ministry for this task. This task includes humanitarian emergency aid, disaster aid and aid to refugees.

Humanitarian aid around the world

   The Sahel region

The Sahel region is war-ravaged and millions of people are suffering from hunger. Germany gives (humanitarian) assistance to
this region for which the humanitarian aid reaches a total of 37 million euros. German’s financial aid is designated for projects of the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), and other German NGO’s. (Non-Governmental-Organizations). for more information …



Almost 4 million people need humanitarian aid. The catastrophe is caused by drought, civil war and natural disaster. Germany is providing the assistance with 4.3 million euro. Between 2008 and 2010 the Federal Foreign Office sponsored the humanitarian aid with a total of 14.1 million euro. for more information …


In 2010/2011 natural disasters devastated thousands of households so that 120,000 people needed emergency aid. Germany provided the assistance with 170,000 euro. for more information …




The people need emergency aid since the turmoil and the civil war in 2011. Germany contributes by donating 5 million euro for humanitarian aid. for more information …

  Sri Lanka

The country is affected by civil war and environmental catastrophes. Humanitarian aid is provided by Germany with more than 3.5 million euro since 2009. Moreover German NGO’s are involved in the aid assistance as well. for more information …



The devastating earthquake in 2010 exacerbated the situation in Haiti as it had already been. Germany provided the humanitarian emergency aid with 17 million euro and sponsored EU’s humanitarian assistance with 24 million euro. The Federal Foreign
Office supported the German NGO’s with over 5 million euro. In addition to this, Germany funds several emergency projects in Haiti. for more information …



Afghanistan is one of the countries with the worst humanitarian situation. In 2010 UNHCR (Office of the United Nations High commissioner for Refugees) received 600,000 euro for the Repatriation Program from Germany. The Red Cross received 1 million euro and later the UNHR got additionally 1.4 million euro. The Federal Foreign Office provided funds in the amount of 844,000 euro for German NGO’s in Afghanistan. These are only some examples of the German aid assistance in Afghanistan. for more information …


  Palestine (Gaza Strip)

The Gaza Strip is sealed off by Israel since 2008/2009. The current situation there is critical and the people need humanitarian aid. However the access to the Gaza Strip is limited likewise for aid organizations. Germany and EU try to convince Israel to end the blockade of Gaza Strip. Nevertheless Germany provided aid assistance and other humanitarian projects with a total of more than 20 million euro in 2010. for more information …


Around 6 million people are affected by humanitarian crisis in Sudan. Germany made available 4.7 million euro in humanitarian assistance and contributes 20% to the cost of EU-funded measures. for more information …


According the report of the Federal Foreign Office, it spent over 85 million euro on humanitarian aid assistance around the world in 2011. This relief helped for example victims of famine and civil war, people in Afghanistan, Sudan or Haiti.


  “More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations.” — Kofi Annan


Germany provides also these organizations worldwide:

– The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR),
– The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA)
– The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
– The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and
– Over 40 humanitarian demining and victim assistance projects.

The number of people who depend on humanitarian aid increases year after year mainly caused by Armed conflicts, civil wars, natural catastrophes, diseases and famines. In this case Germany is providing emergency and humanitarian assistance around the world.



One response to “The German initiative for a better world

  1. Hey Ferhat,,
    The title drew my attention instantly. The information in your post is strictly ordered with the usage of sub-heads, bold and underline. Furthermore, the maps help to visualize where the problem is . Another positive feature of your post are the links for more information that you provide. It makes your article more authentic.

    However, in your article there is a constant flow of information, particularly pure statistics that overwhelm the readers capacity of memorizing. I would be nice if you support the avalanche of numbers with facts connected with the exact implementation of Germany’s humanitarian commitment. Furthermore , you have used the same structure for each paragraph and without presenting the specific profile of the exact humanitarian measures and development. The reader get a feeling of awkward continuity of statistic information. Additionally for he/she is difficult to distinguish the difficulties in the above-listed countries. So, if you draw the readers attention on the variety of Humanitarian help, which is being introduced with the financial support of Germany, you could enriched your article not only with content, but also with more emotional response from the readers side.

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