As we celebrate World Food Day, parts of Ethiopia and South Sudan are experiencing famine-like conditions. Over 40 million people are estimated to be food insecure in the East Africa and Great Lakes region right now.
The presence of armed groups – particularly the Allied Democratic Forces – continues to trigger displacement in the territory of Beni, in the eastern province of North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. Despite living a modest life, Beinaimé has taken it upon himself to offer shelter to people displaced by violence.
Some two weeks after the Taliban seized control over Afghanistan, the situation today is one of relative calm, says Country Director, Jared Rowell. But in the wake of the volatile situation, humanitarian needs are soaring
Like so many refugees and displaced people, Micheline and Mohammad have gone through painful journeys trying to reach safety. At the Mozas site in Greece, they found safety but harsh living conditions. Now, the site has undergone a much-needed renovation to improve the conditions for residents living there.
Suleiman was only a child when his mother fled the country without him, and his father was killed. Through counselling sessions with DRC, he has learnt to manage his increasing anxiety, and today, he is able to support himself while also offering support and encouragement to fellow refugees.
For refugees and street families in Eastleigh, Nairobi, the local football team gives hope of a better future and a free space to improve their social and psychological well-being. But they need financial muscle to keep playing.
After fleeing Syria and spending five years in displacement, Moayad arrived in Somalia. Here, he has found not only work but also a sustainable and dignified life as well as the hope to one day return to Syria and marry the love of his life.
Millions of people are forced to flee their homes by violence, conflict, persecution. Now, you can draw a home for the world’s refugees and start a fundraiser to help us provide vital shelter for displaced people across the world. Every contribution makes a world of difference.
After living in Jordan for years with no friends and finding it hard to play with his peers or even communicate with them, 14-year-old Yaser is finally able to overcome his shyness.
As one of the largest informal settlements in Afghanistan’s Herat province, Shahrak Sabz is home to thousands of families from neighbouring provinces who were displaced during a drought in 2018. Three years on, they struggle to meet their most basic needs and cope with freezing temperatures.
Pervasive issues with gender-based violence in South Sudan makes it all the more important for single mothers to find a safe and sustainable source of income. After attending bread-making tutorials, Merry no longer has to pray before going to work.
Refugee and migrant women are often single parents or the only parent on the move with the children, they hold major responsibilities in ensuring their children have access to food and water, are warm enough and are safe.
Making a sustainable living is often a struggle in conflict and displacement-affected areas. In Malakal in South Sudan, a single mother of six has been able to establish her own business after taking part in a cash-for-work programme with DRC. She is now able to provide for her children.
As displacement crises become increasingly protracted, there is an urgent need for sustainable and innovative ways to secure access to water in refugee settlements. Through a partnership with Grundfos, DRC has implemented water systems in three Ugandan villages, which offer a safe and dependable water supply while relieving the residents from reliance on humanitarian actors for their water.
For many displaced people across the world, lack of access to decent toilet facilities is a hurdle to general health and safety – particularly for women and girls. In this Somali village, a 50-year-old mother of nine has taken it upon herself to advocate for better toilet facilities in her community.
Yemen is ranked among the most severe humanitarian crises in the world. As the conflict enters its seventh year, the country’s economic decline continues, alongside the collapse of public services, uncontrolled disease outbreaks, loss of livelihoods, and famine. Today a staggering 80% of Yemen’s 28 million people require humanitarian assistance.
As the fire that raged through four camps in the world’s largest refugee complex in Bangladesh is subsiding, the tragic loss of lives and massive damages to property are emerging. Several persons are confirmed dead, and thousands of Rohingya refugee families are left homeless. DRC is right now mobilizing emergency assistance in the camps to respond to the needs for shelter and protection among the surviving victims of the fire.
In the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, engaged community members can be a great force in spreading correct information and educating their fellows on important measures can be crucial. In Somalia, one of them is Alaaso Dhalhow, a 52-year-old mother of four.