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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 As a result, so far more than 250 Syrians in Denmark have had their residence permits either withdrawn or not extended in the first instance by the Danish Immigration Service.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.
Danish Refugee Council calls for equal access to vaccines for all countries and groups of people who need it – including refugees, asylum-seekers, migrants, and internally displaced persons.
Statement by the Danish Refugee Council’s Secretary General, Charlotte Slente in a reaction to the designation of Ansar Allah in Yemen as a Foreign Terrorist Organization and Specially Designated Global Terrorist by the U.S. State Department.
The decision by The US Department of State to ask the Congress to designate Ansar Allah – sometimes referred to as the Houthis – as a Foreign Terrorist Organization will have serious implications in Yemen and on humanitarian programming that aims to bring relief to what is repeatedly being described as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
The end of the year saw new displacement due to incidents in breach of the 1991 ceasefire agreement, raising renewed concerns regarding the prospects for a solution to the crisis. A long-term solution to end the 45-year-old Western Sahara conflict must be found.
The undersigned humanitarian organizations call for an immediate solution for at least 900 migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers who have been kept in dire humanitarian conditions and uncertainty at the Lipa location for more than 24 hours.