Germany has recently committed over 13.5 million Euros to victims of drought in Ethiopia.
At a press conference, German State Secretary for Economic Cooperation and Development, Thomas Silberhorn, appreciated the efforts of the Ethiopian government to mitigate drought and its support to South Sudanese refugees.
The German government has accordingly contributed 10 million Euros to victims in the pastoralist areas of Afar and Somali regions, Silberhorn said.
In addition, 2 million Euros will be used for humanitarian and emergency support according to the priorities of the Humanitarian Requirements Document of the Government of Ethiopia.
The government of Germany supports the work of German Non-Governmental Organizations in building upon the needs spelled out in the national Humanitarian Requirements Document.
Thus Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe has received 518,000 Euros for emergency response to drought affected people in Afar region, it was learned.
Besides, Germany has allocated 1 million Euros to UNHCR to support its program to assist Sudanese refugees in Benishangul Gumuz refugee camps.
According to the state secretary, the government of Germany will continue its technical and financial support.