Chancellor Angela Merkel expects today's UN summit in Istanbul to create a sustainable humanitarian system by improving networking of humanitarian aid. Foreign Minister Frank-Water Steinmeier has called upon the international community "to show solidarity" and increase the budget of the UN CERF to $1 billion.
On March 18, Ambassador Martin Huth spoke about the current political situation and German-Lebanese relations in MTV's programme "Al Yawm"
Ambassador Huth meets Saad Hariri
On 27 April, Ambassador Huth was received by former Prime Minister and Head of the Future Movement, Saad Hariri, at the latter’s residence in Beirut. Their in-depth discussion focused on the ongoing political and economic crisis in Lebanon, as well as German assistance in the wake of the London conference.
During a two day tour from February 23rd to 24th in Bekaa, North and Akkar, Ambassador Martin Huth visited several refugee settlements, a public school in El Marj, Bekaa and the Palestinian camp if Nahr-el Bared north of Tripoli
The new rules are designed to speed up the processing of asylum claims, to better distribute the refugees within Germany and to make expulsions and deportations easier.
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The Chargé d’ Affaires a. i. of the German Embassy, Mr. Carsten Meyer-Wiefhausen, is pleased to inform that of the USD 675 million pledged at the London Syria conference in early February,
German assistance in Lebanon amounts to more than 160 million USD in 2015
Germany has significantly stepped up its assistance in Lebanon to more than 160 million USD this year. German funds are spent to assist refugees, vulnerable Lebanese and Lebanese host communities alike.
German assistance 2015 [pdf, 16.14k]
Refugee crisis - what German foreign policy is doing
Never since the end of World War II there were so many refugees worldwide like today. The German Foreign policy is thus taking action in various fields to improve the current situation.
The Chargé d'Affaires of the Federal Republic of Germany, Ambassador Martin Huth, met Education Minister Elias Bou Saab on 15 Oct. for his inaugural visit. Huth officially informed the Minister about the German government’s decision to provide another 45 million USD to enroll 200,000 Syrian refugee children and vulnerable Lebanese students alike.
The Double Degree MA Program is a joint project of the Chair of History of West Asia of the University of Erfurt/Germany and the Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik (USEK) as well as Université Saint-Joseph (USJ), Beirut.
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