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DRC becomes the first international humanitarian organisation in Ukraine to establish a formal partnership with the State Emergency Services of Ukraine on Humanitarian Mine Action and Explosive Ordnance Disposal.
We urge governments to make concrete and substantial commitments to address the needs identified by affected states, civil society, and people experiencing hunger.
As Afghanistan continues to face a multitude of challenges including floods, food insecurity, and a rapidly deteriorating economy, a multi-stakeholder and whole-of-society approach is essential to address both short- and long-term needs.
As donors convene in Geneva, over 50 NGOs and NGO networks call for an urgent and substantial step-up in funding and leadership to respond to the humanitarian catastrophe facing millions in the Horn of Africa due to the severe drought, warning that further delays will cost lives.
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark is currently visiting Bangladesh with a climate sustainability agenda. On Tuesday 26 April 2022, she went to meet Rohingya in the world’s largest complex for displaced people, hosted in Cox's Bazar to see the work of DRC.
While the world zooms in on Ukraine, humanitarian crises elsewhere persist and expand, with far less attention and support politically and financially, and many at risk of being further exacerbated by the Ukraine crisis and its impact on food prices and supplies.
The undersigned civil society organisations would like to express their concerns with regard to several aspects of the Commission’s proposal amending the Schengen Borders Code.
We, the undersigning INGOs welcome and support the outcomes and recommendations of the Grand Bargain Cash Coordination Caucus endorsing a model for the accountable, predictable, effective, and efficient coordination of cash assistance.
We, the undersigned humanitarian organizations, are shocked and disturbed by the level of humanitarian needs and mass civilian deaths, casualties, and sexual violence against women and girls witnessed in different regions across Ukraine.
We welcome the EU institutions and Member States’ commitment to receiving and protecting refugees fleeing the crisis in Ukraine. The speed and unanimity with which the Temporary Protection Directive (TPD) was adopted shows that when there is political will, the European Union can come together to uphold its values of respect for human rights and protecting those fleeing persecution, war and violence. Now it is time for the EU institutions and Member States to coordinate and facilitate putting these commitments into practice.
As the conflict in Yemen enters its 8th year, the Danish Refugee Council’s Secretary General says that even if the violence ends now, the prevalence of landmines and unexploded ordnances leaves behind a deadly legacy for civilians in Yemen.
Nearly one month into the Ukraine crisis fighting continues to intensify and the number of civilian casualties mount across the country. The ongoing military offensive in Ukraine launched on 24 February, has so far caused more than 2,421 civilians casualties, including 925 killed, according to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). Actual figures are likely much higher as active fighting spreads across the country.
Donors at today’s high-level Yemen Pledging Conference pledged around $1.3bn, which falls $2.9bn short of UN identified needs.
March 15, 2022, marks 11 years since the crisis in Syria began. It has been 11 years of human suffering with millions of people displaced. The Secretary General of DRC recently witnessed the situation with her own eyes, and DRC calls for a peaceful political solution to the crisis once and for all – and more access to services and early recovery for the people of Syria.
The Danish Refugee Council boosts access to access to alternative energy sources and promoting environmental conservation in refugee camps and host communities in Kigoma region.
With tensions rising around the situation in Ukraine, the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) warns that a further escalation of the crisis will deteriorate an already dire situation for the Ukrainian population, suffering from eight years of conflict. DRC therefore calls for urgent de-escalation and resolution of the situation.
More than 35 million people will have been displaced from their homes from 2014 to 2023 meaning a doubling in a time span of just ten years in the world’s most displacement affected countries.
Recent US government statements on Yemen have indicated a potential redesignation of Ansar Allah as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation. A designation will devastate the lives of millions of ordinary people in Yemen, who have already suffered through years of conflict.