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World leaders must seize the opportunity at a conference on the future of Libya this week to make continued commitments to addressing the humanitarian needs of a population who have not known peace for more than a decade, four aid groups working in Libya said today.
Comments from Charlotte Slente, Secretary General, the Danish Refugee Council, on new global displacement figures from UNHCR, showing 82.4 million displaced persons globally:
The Danish Refugee Council strongly condemns the killing of ten deminers working in HALO Trust in Afghanistan’s Baghlan province on 8 June, 2021.
The Danish parliament has passed a bill, opening the possibility to transfer asylum seekers and refugees to a third country – and hence externalize the Danish asylum procedure. The Danish Refugee Council find this idea irresponsible and lacking in solidarity.
A nationwide famine in Yemen can still be avoided. At the Senior Officials Meeting at June 1st, 2021 - a summit co-chaired by the EU and Sweden to discuss the most pressing issues faced by Yemen - world leaders have a real chance to pull the country back from the brink.
More than half of Lebanon's population lives below the poverty line while nine out of ten Syrian refugee families in the country live in extreme poverty. A new website developed by DRC Lebanon gives the opportunity to have a holistic response to every vulnerable individual’s need.
In a new report, DRC in partnership with six civil society organisations across six countries, have collected records of thousands of illegal pushbacks of migrants and refugees trying to cross Europe’s borders. Testimonies also reveal unofficial cooperation between authorities in different countries to transfer vulnerable people across borders to avoid responsibility.
22 April 2021 saw yet another preventable tragedy at sea with more than 100 people perishing in a single incident. DRC repeats its plea for the EU to commit to search and rescue in the Mediterranean and for expanding safe pathways to protection to avoid desperate crossings and countless deaths at sea.
In March, the civil war in Syria marked a sad ten-year anniversary. But despite the ongoing conflict and clear evidence of the dangers facing refugees who return, the Danish authorities have decided that the general security conditions in Damascus and the greater Damascus area have improved sufficiently that Syrian refugees in Denmark should return. As a result, so far more than 250 Syrians in Denmark have had their residence permits either withdrawn or not extended in the first instance by the Danish Immigration Service.
Only 26 hours of global military spending is enough to cover the $5.5 billion needed to help most at risk.
In light of two recent attacks on humanitarians in Ethiopia, DRC joins the Humanitarian International NGO (HINGOs) Forum and calls for the protection of all humanitarian aid workers and civilians to enable assistance to reach all people in need in Ethiopia.
37 aid agencies raise the alarm about the skyrocketing needs among Syrian, as humanitarian funds are cut
Five years after the EU-Turkey Statement, European Civil Society Demands an End to Containment and Deterrence at the EU’s External Borders
As we mark one year since WHO declared COVID-19 a worldwide pandemic, DRC has published “Global COVID-19 Response Final Report” analysing how the virus and related impacts had severe effects on already very vulnerable refugees and displaced persons.
Statement on Myanmar by Charlotte Slente, Secretary General of the Danish Refugee Council
In a three-day digital workshop, UNHCR and the Mixed Migration Centre of the Danish Refugee Council will bring together 50 specialists on mixed movement to discuss and develop strategic recommendations to engage asylum and migration policymakers at the local, national, and international level. Follow the workshop here.
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) in Colombia commends the decision of the Colombian government to implement a Temporary Protection Statute for Venezuelans. The initiative could benefit more than 1.7 million Venezuelans who left their country. The announcement was made on February 8th during a meeting between the Colombian President and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi.
Following the outbreak of conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region in early November 2020 eastern Sudan has welcomed more than 60,000 refugees who are seeking safety and protection. Almost three months after their initial displacement, needs remain high and conditions are extremely challenging.