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29.07.2020 COVID-19 pandemic: German Epidemic Preparedness Team hands over 1.4 million tests to the African Union

29. Juli 2020 - 15:00
German Development Minister Gerd Müller said: "COVID-19 is a long way from being beaten. Across the globe 17 million people have been infected with the virus. In developing and emerging countries in particular the numbers are rising rapidly. Our neighbouring continent, Africa, has been reporting some 20,000 new infections every day – that is twice as many new cases as there were one month ago. South Africa, with 450,000 confirmed infections, is already 5th on the global list of ...
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14.07.2020 Federal Ministers Heil and Müller: "Now the Coalition Agreement will come into play for a supply chain law. The aim is finalisation before the end of this legislative term."

14. Juli 2020 - 15:45
Today the results of the process to monitor the implementation of Germany's National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights were presented to the Interministerial Committee. There are 7,300 larger-scale German companies with more than 500 employees that are required to show how they ensure that human rights and social minimum standards are met in their supply chains....
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30.06.2020 Minister Müller: Refugee and crisis region around Syria still needs our support

30. Juni 2020 - 13:00
At the conference on supporting Syria and the region, 53 countries made their pledges for Syria and its neighbouring countries. Commenting on Germany's engagement, German Development Minister Gerd Müller said: "Ten years into the civil war, eleven million people in Syria and in the neighbouring countries that are severely affected by the refugee crisis depend on assistance from the international community. The COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated the situation. In Syria, nine million people do ...
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25.06.2020 Minister Müller: Germany commits 150 million euros for cooperation with Sudan’s reform-oriented government

25. Juni 2020 - 15:00
Today the Sudan Partnership Conference is taking place, aimed at continuing support for the reforms the transitional government is pursuing. The virtual conference is being co-hosted by Germany, the United Nations, the EU and Sudan. Along with German Development Minister Müller, German Foreign Minister Maas and UN Secretary-General Guterres, World Bank President Malpass, IMF Managing Director Georgieva and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed are expected to attend. Development Minister ...
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23.06.2020 German team of experts assists Peru

23. Juni 2020 - 14:00
Latin America has become a global epicentre of COVID-19. In order to provide swift assistance, the German Development Ministry today sent a team of experts and laboratory materials to Peru. German Development Minister Gerd Müller said, "Worldwide, nine million people have been infected with the coronavirus. 140,000 new infections are added to that number every day, the highest increase since the beginning of the pandemic. We have to do everything we can to contain the further spread of the ...
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16.06.2020 Germany helps African countries maintain drought insurance in view of COVID-19

16. Juni 2020 - 9:00
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the German government assumes premium payments of around 19 million euros for the drought insurance offered by the African Risk Capacity (ARC). This will reliably protect up to 20 million poor and vulnerable people in Africa against drought in the coming agricultural season and mitigate the risk of a compound crisis. ...
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10.06.2020 Securing a global leadership role on hydrogen technologies: Federal Government adopts National Hydrogen Strategy and establishes National Hydrogen Council

10. Juni 2020 - 12:15
Today, the Federal Government adopted a National Hydrogen Strategy for Germany. Hydrogen is key for decarbonising key German sectors such as the steel and chemical industries and the transport sector. Furthermore, hydrogen technologies have the potential to become a key field of business for German exporters. A flexible and target-driven governance structure is being set up to help consistently implement and further develop the strategy....
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04.06.2020 Gavi conference lays foundation for global immunisation campaign, says Minister Müller

4. Juni 2020 - 14:00
Commenting on the conference of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which is taking place today, German Development Minister Gerd Müller said: "At today's pledging conference for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, we are laying the foundation for a global immunisation campaign. This is about the biggest distribution of vaccines ever in record time. Fortunately, we will not be starting from scratch. The vaccine alliance is already doing an excellent job in fighting dangerous diseases, and it has built ...
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20.05.2020 Conserving biodiversity is all about protecting health – Federal Minister Müller at Zoo Berlin on International Day for Biological Diversity

20. Mai 2020 - 14:00
The COVID-19 pandemic is partly also a consequence of the destruction of natural resources and of the way mankind is exploiting the planet. That was the message sent today by Dr Gerd Müller, German Development Minister, together with Dr Eckart von Hirschhausen, founder of the 'Gesunde Erde – Gesunde Menschen' foundation (healthy planet – healthy people) and Ambassador of the Development Ministry, and the director of the Zoo Berlin, Dr Andreas Knieriem on the occasion of World ...
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15.05.2020 Development Minister Müller concerned about outbreak of coronavirus in Rohingya refugee camp

15. Mai 2020 - 16:00
With the first coronavirus infections now confirmed in the Cox's Bazar refugee camps in Bangladesh, Development Minister Müller has announced that German support is to be increased: "In a next step, we will increase the commitment of 15 million euros we announced back in February to 25 million euros for 2020. We must now take specific steps to equip our partners on the ground and do everything possible to prevent any further spread of the virus in the camps. Above all, we want to work with ...
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07.05.2020 Corona crisis: Development Ministry and Volkswagen provide 4,000 additional hospital beds in South Africa

7. Mai 2020 - 13:00
The BMZ is supporting efforts to convert a Volkswagen production plant in South Africa into a medical facility for treating COVID-19 patients. The facility in Port Elizabeth is to accommodate up to 4,000 patients, including patients who require supplementary oxygen. This will support the measures taken by the South African government in response to the coronavirus. Development Minister Gerd Müller: "We will either beat coronavirus worldwide together or not at all. The pandemic is ...
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29.04.2020 Development Ministry unveils "BMZ 2030" reform strategy

29. April 2020 - 15:00
German Development Minister Gerd Müller says regarding the Ministry's "BMZ 2030" reform strategy: "At the heart of the BMZ 2030 reform strategy is a new quality of cooperation. We are calling on our partner countries to provide measurable evidence for the progress made with regard to good governance, observing human rights and fighting corruption; this is not a new request, but we are insisting more emphatically. BMZ 2030 also sets out new responses that we have developed in order to ...
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28.04.2020 Development Minister Müller commenting on the Petersberg Climate Dialogue: "The EU needs to look beyond its own borders as far as fighting coronavirus and climate change goes"

28. April 2020 - 12:00
Today, at the 11th Petersberg Climate Dialogue, politicians from more than 30 countries are considering what can be done to halt climate change. The central focus of their discussions this time is how climate goals can be achieved in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. German Development Minister Gerd Müller has this to say: "The coronavirus pandemic is making it very clear to us that we should not be returning to the normality of globalisation."...
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23.04.2020 Development Minister Gerd Müller says we need to prepare for a coronavirus vaccination programme now

23. April 2020 - 15:00
Speaking in regard to World Immunization Week, which starts on 24 April, and World Malaria Day on 25 April, Minister Gerd Müller said: "In this global crisis our actions must be based on solidarity – within Germany, within Europe, but also worldwide. Because, every single human life is of equal value. As soon as we have effective drugs to treat the virus and a vaccine, all people everywhere in the world must be able to have access to them. We are already expanding vaccination ...
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23.04.2020 German Development Ministry presents Emergency COVID-19 Support Programme: "We will either beat the pandemic worldwide or not at all"

23. April 2020 - 12:00
COVID-19 has now reached 185 countries – almost the entire world. It is in our own interest to fight the virus worldwide. Otherwise, it will return to us in Germany and Europe in waves. Germany is doing an outstanding job in the health sector and in supporting the economy. But unlike Germany and Europe, developing countries have hardly any laboratories, emergency care beds or ventilators. Mali only has four ventilators for 18 million people....
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14.04.2020 German Epidemic Preparedness Team helps tackle COVID-19 in Benin

14. April 2020 - 11:00
Two virologists from Berlin's Charité hospital and a microbiolgist from the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) have been commissioned by the BMZ to assist the West African country of Benin in its efforts to combat the novel coronavirus. Over the next few days, lab workers in Benin's capital, Cotonou, will be trained in how to safely and reliably diagnose the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and rapidly spot cases of the related COVID-19 disease in the region. ...
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