Honorary Patron

The President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, became the patron of Welthungerhilfe in 2017, following the long tradition started by his predecessors.

Porträt des Bundespräsidenten Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Bundespräsident Frank-Walter Steinmeier ist seit 2017 Schirmherr der Welthungerhilfe. © DFC/Oellers

Steinmeier was German Foreign Minister from 2005 to 2009, and from December 2013 to February 2017. Born in Detmold, he is the patron of Welthungerhilfe. In this video he praises the assistance provided during the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa “under the most difficult conditions”.

Since Welthungerhilfe was founded in 1962, all German Presidents have actively supported the organisation through their patronage.

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