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The earthquakes in the Turkish-Syrian border region were the most severe in over 20 years. Thousands of people have been reported dead and many injured on the Turkish and Syrian sides of the border. Find out here how Germany is helping the people on the ground.
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has published an investigation report which finds that the Syrian regime is responsible for the use of chlorine gas in the city of Douma. The attack on 7 April 2018 killed 43 people and injured many more.
The International Lake Chad Conference has taken place in the crisis-stricken region itself for the first time. Germany was a co‑host and is providing extensive support for the local population.