See the latest press releases and articles published about the Danish Refugee Council.
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.
With the recent heavy snowfalls and temperatures below freezing, up to 500 people currently stranded at the location of the former Lipa are at immediate safety, health and protection risk.
As a humanitarian organization working in Tigray Region, the Danish Refugee Council is deeply concerned about the ongoing crisis throughout the region, and its impact on the lives of civilians.
Donors committed at least USD 3.3 billion for next year at the Afghanistan Conference in November. Now is the time for pledges to be translated into actual responses to address needs among millions of Afghans trapped in war and deep poverty, writes Charlotte Slente, Secretary General of the Danish Refugee Council.
On the occasion of the one-year anniversary of the Global Refugee Forum, the Danish Refugee Council and the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, emphasize the urgency for youth pledges to materialize
The Danish Refugee Council is deeply saddened to confirm the death of three colleagues in Tigray Region, Ethiopia last month.
In the 2020 edition of its annual flagship publication, the Mixed Migration Centre of the Danish Refugee Council focuses on mixed migration and cities as the urban frontlines for displacement and mobility.
The serious violations committed at European borders with impunity must end. It is now up to Members of the European Parliament and Member States to ensure that violations of rights at EU borders are recorded, that those responsible are held to account and that justice for individuals affected is guaranteed.
DRC has conducted a study exploring the impact of COVID-19 on Global Compact on Refugees. A companion report on the Global Compact for Migration was commissioned by MMC and conducted in parallel. Both were presented and discussed at a well-visited and lively webinar on 14 October.