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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.
Statement from humanitarian agencies working in Myanmar: ActionAid, CARE International, Danish Refugee Council, International Rescue Committee, Norwegian Refugee Council, Oxfam, Save the Children and Trócaire.
More than 70 people were killed and over 100 people injured overnight in the north of Yemen, the latest in an increasingly devastating series of almost nightly air strikes.
13 NGOs are urging all states and bodies supporting these sanctions to unequivocally commit to applying humanitarian exemptions, so that life-saving aid can reach all those in need.
The largest appeal in UN history is being launched today, requesting the world to support Afghanistan as the country is descending into what is described as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is among the aid agencies on the ground. significantly scaling-up ongoing emergency responses to reach people across cities and remote areas where markets collapse, livelihoods are lost, and lives are at risk.
With a specific focus on “Quality Funding” and “Localisation”, the Danish Refugee Council has become a formal member of the Grand Bargain 2.0. The aim is to ensure better support and more protection to displaced people.
From January to November 2021, DRC and six civil society organizations across Europe documented close to 12,000 incidents of men, women and children being pushed back by border police, law enforcement officials or other authorities from EU Member States.
“It was my only option.” As public and media attention towards Afghanistan fades, Afghan evacuees in Italy worry for loved ones left behind and contend with an uncertain future ahead. Mixed Migration Centre launches the first of a series of interviews with Afghans evacuated to Italy
Ahead of the first official stocktaking of the Global Refugee Forum on 14-15 December 2021 the Danish Refugee Council is releasing a report with the view to refocus attention to self-reliance within a durable solution lens.
Three years after the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) was endorsed by the UN General Assembly, DRC welcomes the opportunity of the High Level Officials Meeting 2021 to take stock of the progress made. With increasing global displacement and humanitarian needs growing year by year it is the right time to assess if relevant steps have been taken to provide better protection and assistance for displaced people and if a reduction of human suffering has been achieved.
The EU must address and manage the situation at its external borders in a way that protects fundamental human rights. It is extremely worrying that the EU Commission proposes limitations of rights including related to effective access to seek asylum. It is a disproportionate response to a manageable situation, and it must not set precedent for future responses at the EU’s external borders.
With 45 million people on the brink of famine, the Danish Refugee Council is joining NGOs calling on world leaders to take urgent action.
The global migration context is rapidly changing with new conflicts and coups, new public health threats, new levels of environmental stress and changing perceptions around human mobility. Against that backdrop, migration policies, actions and attitudes are becoming more and more extreme, according to the 2021 edition of the Mixed Migration Review, the annual publication by the Mixed Migration Centre (MMC) of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC).
The tragic and preventable drownings in the French Channel on Wednesday November 24, and the similarly avoidable humanitarian crisis at the EU’s border with Belarus are being used politically to promote and advance an increasingly securitized approach to border management. But criminalising mobility, securitizing borders, and preventing access to territory will not result in safer mobility.
As European civil society and professional organisations working on asylum, migration, humanitarian assistance and human rights, we are shocked by the continuing humanitarian crisis at the borders between the EU and Belarus which causes immense suffering and has led to the deaths of at least ten people.
A new wave of violence in Ituri province in Eastern DR Congo has forced aid organisations to reduce or suspend their activities, leaving thousands of families without life-saving humanitarian support, including food assistance, education and health services.