All information on the initiative
The Syrian crisis
The violent conflict in Syria has led to the greatest humanitarian crisis in the region since the founding of the United Nations. Estimates by human rights organisations show that there have been more than 300,000 fatalities and one million casualties. Large parts of the country have been destroyed.
Host communities in the Middle East
The German government’s Middle East Initiative aims to strengthen refugee host communities in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.
Statistics, facts and figures about the host communities
Municipalities in Germany
Germany is one of the main host countries for refugees coming to Europe. In 2015, the number of asylum applications in Germany reached a record high: around 477,000 people applied for asylum that year. Around 40 percent of them came from Syria.
Municipal development policy
The global community has set up Agenda 2030 – a new framework for tackling global challenges such as climate change, escape, migration, and Urbanisation together.