Policy Update

With eye towards refugee populations, German development agency looks to design program to mitigate COVID-19 effects in crisis areas, restructures budget

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is currently developing a program encompassing immediate measures to combat COVID-19 and its economic consequences in low-income countries, and especially in regions hosting refugees. Therefore, the BMZ’s budget will be significantly restructured, according to Development Minister Gerd Müller.

Müller further emphasized the need to show solidarity with the most vulnerable in this crisis and stated that the COVID-19 pandemic must not further disadvantage the poor.

News article – Stern (in German)