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It is with great sadness that the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) must inform of the passing of a colleague from our country team in the Central African Republic.
More than 12 million people in Syria and Iraq are losing access to water, food and electricity and urgent action is needed to combat a severe water crisis, aid groups working in the region warn today.
DRC continues to be present on the ground in Afghanistan through a robust and locally anchored set-up with 700 Afghan employees and is among the recognized and experienced aid agencies with more than 20 years in the country. At the same time DRC calls for more access in a time of increasing humanitarian needs.
DRC is committed to remain in Afghanistan and to ensure a response capacity that allows for continued delivery of life-saving aid and critical protection services to people at risk.
Croatia’s recently announced border monitoring mechanism, meant to provide for independent human rights monitoring of border operations, appears to fall short of the standards needed to ensure its effectiveness and success, 8 human rights and humanitarian aid organizations said today.
Six months since the military’s seizure of power, aid agencies are warning of a spiralling humanitarian catastrophe in Myanmar triggered by skyrocketing Covid-19 cases and widespread violence in the country. Over 60 per cent of reported deaths from Covid-19 in Myanmar have occurred in the past month alone, with the number of confirmed cases doubling in the last two months.
As severe flooding devastates Cox's Bazar, 32 humanitarian agencies call for urgent funding in Bangladesh.
A new report, Doors Wide Shut, documents how parents are being separated from their children by border authorities and pushed back across the border at different places without means of finding each other again. And this is only one of the illegal push-back practices registered as part of the Protecting Rights at Borders (PRAB) Initiative.
In light of the recent and rapid security deterioration, national drought and the COVID-19 pandemic in Afghanistan, deportations of rejected asylum seekers from Europe should be suspended temporarily.
The drought in Afghanistan adds to challenges already faced by Afghans amid escalating conflict and insecurity as well as the health and socio-economic impacts of COVID-19. Nearly a third of the population is facing emergency levels of food insecurity, with almost half of children under-five at risk of acute malnutrition.
New DRC-MMC position paper offers evidence-based recommendations towards a protection-sensitive approach to actions against human smuggling.
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.