Humanitarian Cooperation with Myanmar
Since the end of the sixties Myanmar has been one of the most important partners of German development co-operation
Under the "Common Position of the European Union on Myanmar", the regular development co-operation between Germany and Myanmar had been suspended between 1989 and 2011.
However, during these years Germany supported humanitarian projects of international agencies in Myanmar and sponsored micro-scale projects of local community-based organizations.
During the last couple of years, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development (BMZ) has supported projects of organizations such as UNICEF, WFP, ICRC, Malteser International and German Agro Action in order to provide for better food security, education, water sanitation, health care and assistance to landmine victims in Myanmar.
The government of the Federal Republic of Germany supports humanitarian relief efforts by the International Red Cross in Myanmar with one million Euros.
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Ambassador Christian-Ludwig Weber-Lortsch committed on June 24th to H.E. Union Minister Dr. Kan Zaw further 27 million US$ for financial and technical development assistance for Myanmar. The arrangement includes financial contributions over eight million EUR and technical assistance worth 17 million US$
Germany pledges US $ 27 Million
On April 2nd, 2015 an Agreement regarding Development Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany has been signed.
From now on the new logo for Germany’s cooperation projects abroad is “german cooperation”. This goes particularly for projects run by Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau – Reconstruction Loan Corporation (KfW), for example, or the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), which have often used only their own logos to date.
New logo for Germany’s cooperation projects abroad
The German Embassy in Yangon has gone to great length to support Mr Georg Wessels on his mission to provide some of the world’s tallest persons with custom-made shoes.
Shoes for U Win Zaw Oo