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The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany committed 1,000,000 Euros until the end of 2015 to support the efforts of the World Food Program (WFP) in Ethiopia. The grant is given to provide emergency food assistance for Eritrean, Sudanese, South Sudanese, and Somali refugees in the country. With this grant WFP will provide food for refugees, targeted supplementary feeding for malnourished children and pregnant and lactating women as well as school feeding programs.

In a statement, the German Embassy in Addis Abeba said, “in addition, the fund will also be used to support income generating and livelihood diversification activities such as beekeeping, vegetable gardening and animal fattening.”

On the margins of the first German-African Business Summit, the German Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier met on September 8 with leaders of four African Regional Organizations; Southern African Development Community (SADC), African Union (AU), East African Community (EAC) and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). They discussed German cooperation with regional organization in African, peace and security as well as migration issues.

Bernard-Henri Lévy

Baghdad – Europe’s migration debate has taken a disturbing turn.

It began with the creation of the catch-all concept (a legal freak) of a “migrant,” which obscures the difference, central to the law, between economic and political migration, between people escaping poverty and those driven from their homes by war. Unlike economic migrants, those fleeing oppression, terror, and massacre have an inalienable right to asylum, which entails an unconditional obligation by the international community to provide shelter.