The GIZ assists the German government in the field of international cooperation.
The GIZ German Agency for International Cooperation service provider has offices in Germany and many other countries across the globe and more than 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The vision: "We work to shape a future worth living around the world."
Germany's overseas development agency, GIZ, has suspended operations in Afghanistan's capital after a German aid worker was abducted there on Tuesday. Sitting in a car outside her office building in Kabul in broad daylight, the woman was reportedly taken away by armed gunmen. DW's Florian Weigand has firsthand experience of aid work in Afghanistan and tells us about the dangers.