Germany increases financial resources for fight against hunger to US$930 million

The German government plans to contribute €880 million (US$930 million) to the fight against hunger, especially for countries in Africa and the Middle East. In March 2022, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz pledged €430 million (US$454 million) to address the global food security effects of the Russian invasion of Ukraine; Germany's pledge has since increased. 

The Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) will distribute the funds across existing channels: €588 million (US$621 million) will go to existing crisis instruments, €250 million (US$264 million) to the BMZ’s special initiative ‘One World No Hunger’, and €42 million (US$44 million) will be contributed to the World Food Programme (WFP). The BMZ aims to channel the financial resources to countries affected by simultaneous crises - for example, climate change or armed conflicts. This includes, according to the BMZ, countries in East Africa, the Sahel Region, and the Middle East, as well as Egypt and Tunisia. The countries will receive short-term support in addressing the acute food crisis, as well as in addressing long-term changes in agriculture and supply chains.

BMZ’s implementing partners for the funds include the WFP, the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), Oxfam, and the German Welthungerhilfe.

News article – Deutsche Welle (in German)

News article – Globe Echo

Briefing paper – Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (in German)