Search

 

Cablegate: Germans Still Considering New Assistance to Wfp In

VZCZCXRO5449
PP RUEHIK
DE RUEHRL #1579 3481401
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 141401Z DEC 09
FM AMEMBASSY BERLIN
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 6050
INFO RUCNMEM/EU MEMBER STATES COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUCNFRG/FRG COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHIL/AMEMBASSY ISLAMABAD PRIORITY 0556
RUEHDF/AMCONSUL DUSSELDORF PRIORITY 0260
RUEHFT/AMCONSUL FRANKFURT PRIORITY 8340
RUEHAG/AMCONSUL HAMBURG PRIORITY 0347
RUEHLZ/AMCONSUL LEIPZIG PRIORITY 0254
RUEHMZ/AMCONSUL MUNICH PRIORITY 2220
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 0909
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA PRIORITY 1580
RUEHRC/DEPT OF AGRICULTURE USD FAS WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY 0191

UNCLAS BERLIN 001579

SENSITIVE

STATE FOR SCA/P (BLAIR), SRAP (GOODMAN), SCA/PB
(TOWNSWICK), EEB/IFD/ODF (LEATHAM), PRM/ECA (HASTINGS,
WENDT), IO/EDA (HARRIMAN) AND EUR/CE (SCHROEDER)
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAGR EAID ECON ETRD IO PGOV PHUM PK PREF
PREL, GM
SUBJECT: GERMANS STILL CONSIDERING NEW ASSISTANCE TO WFP IN
PAKISTAN

REF: SECSTATE 126694

1. (SBU) Maren Lipps, Pakistan Desk Officer, Germany Ministry
of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), told Econoff
that Germany shares U.S. concerns about the World Food
Program's (WFP's) need for assistance in Pakistan to cover
its forecasted shortfall of resources. She said there was a
possibility the German government might be able to provide
new funds before the end of this year, though no decision had
yet been taken. Many decisions are still "in the air," she
explained, due to the arrival of new Development Minister
Dirk Niebel. Lipps is "hopeful" some assistance will be made
available "in coming weeks." (NOTE: German assistance to
Pakistan, including funding via WFP and UNHCR for internally
displaced persons (IDPs), totals 141 million euros in
2009-2010.)

2. (SBU) Reftel points were also shared with contacts at the
Foreign Ministry and Ministry of Food, Agriculture and
Consumer Protection. Post will report any new information
via septel.
MURPHY

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 


Binoy Kampmark: Europe Dries Up
Scenes and pictures have been circulating of broken earth, lacking moisture, cracked and yearning. But these are not from traditional drought-stricken parts of the planet, where the animal carcass assumes near totemic power... More>>



UN: Bachelet Alarmed By Number Of Palestinian Children Killed In Latest Escalation

UN Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet today expressed alarm at the high number of Palestinians, including children, killed and injured in the occupied Palestinian territory this year, including in intense hostilities between Israel and Palestinian armed groups in Gaza last weekend... More>>

Save The Children: One Year Under Taliban Rule, Girls Are More Isolated, Hungry, Sad: New Report
One year since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, an economic crisis, crippling drought and new restrictions have shattered girls’ lives, excluding them from society and leaving them hungry...
More>>

Somalia: ‘We Cannot Wait For Famine To Be Declared; We Must Act Now’
Rising acute food insecurity in Somalia has caused more than 900,000 people to flee their homes in search of humanitarian assistance since January last year, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned... More>>

UN: American West Faces Water And Power Shortages Due To Climate Crisis
Two of the largest reservoirs in the United States are at dangerously low levels due to the climate crisis and overconsumption of water, which could affect water and electricity supply for millions in six western states and Mexico, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) warned on Tuesday... More>>



Singapore: UN Experts Call For Immediate Moratorium On Executions For Drug Offences

UN experts* today condemned the execution of Nazeri Bin Lajim, a 64-year-old Malay Singaporean national convicted of drug offenses and urged the Government of Singapore to halt plans to execute individuals on death row for drug related charges... More>>