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Peace and security

One of our strengths is our ability to combine swift relief with long-term prospects. This is how we build peace and security. In addressing conflicts we support the demobilisation and reintegration of former combatants, and deliver advice on establishing and reforming effective, democratically legitimated institutions with a system of checks and balances.

‘No reason for doom-mongering’
A guest column by State Secretary Martin Jäger
Disappeared, but not forgotten
In Colombia, more than 80,000 people are believed to be missing. Families want certainty about the fate of their loved ones.
A fresh start
To help more people into work, GIZ has teamed up with its partners in Lebanon to offer a series of intensive training courses.
Embracing Peace
Colombia is beginning to come to terms with its violent past. Young people are seeking pathways to a better future. Germany is supporting the peace process.
A warm welcome
Rather than a stuffy atmosphere, libraries in eastern Ukraine provide a space for lively discussions between locals and internally displaced persons.
Four-legged therapist
In eastern Ukraine, specially trained dogs are helping to treat disabled children and those traumatised by conflict.
Breaking new ground together
They challenge stereotypes and are role models: female members of Jordan’s regional councils in action.
On course for a better future
Local authorities in Ukraine can now decide how they spend their money themselves.
On the right track
Two investigators and one crime victim talk about the Police Programme Africa.
Building up hope
Simple ideas are turning around the lives of refugees and local people in northern Iraq following the end of terror in the country.
Protecting migrants
Germany and the EU are providing protection for children and adults by improving migration management in the Horn of Africa.
For Peace
Germany is offering support to the people of Mali as they move towards reconciliation and stability.