Recent Press Releases of BMZ


30.06.2020 Minister Müller: Refugee and crisis region around Syria still needs our support

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...  >>


25.06.2020 Minister Müller: Germany commits 150 million euros for cooperation with Sudan’s reform-oriented government

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...  >>


23.06.2020 German team of experts assists Peru

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,...  >>


16.06.2020 Germany helps African countries maintain drought insurance in view of COVID-19

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...  >>


10.06.2020 Securing a global leadership role on hydrogen technologies: Federal Government adopts National Hydrogen Strategy and establishes National Hydrogen Council

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...  >>


04.06.2020 Gavi conference lays foundation for global immunisation campaign, says Minister Müller

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...  >>


20.05.2020 Conserving biodiversity is all about protecting health – Federal Minister Müller at Zoo Berlin on International Day for Biological Diversity

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...  >>


15.05.2020 Development Minister Müller concerned about outbreak of coronavirus in Rohingya refugee camp

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...  >>


07.05.2020 Corona crisis: Development Ministry and Volkswagen provide 4,000 additional hospital beds in South Africa

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...  >>


29.04.2020 Development Ministry unveils "BMZ 2030" reform strategy

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...  >>