Mark and Erik were only four and six years old when they lost their father to a landmine. Today, five years later, they still remember the hot summer day in 2015 when their father left for the field in his tractor and never returned. He was 40 years old. Mark and Erik, who are now 10 and 12, attend school in the nearby village Talakivka.
The risk of being raped or kidnapped has forced many Nigerian teenage girls to flee. With support from DRC, many of the girls now provide for themselves and their families and avoid exposing themselves to great risks in order to survive.
Building a new life after displacement is hard. Aisha tells how her beloved bees helped her stand on her feet again, and how she tries to be a female role model for her daughters.
Zully is one of many female deminers working in DRC. The meaningful work makes the community safer, and also means that Zully can be a breadwinner for her family and be a role model for other women.
The idea feels magnificently ordinary – even mundane. It is something that we see and experience almost every day. But for women living inside refugee camps, it is a reminder of what life back home used to be like.
In the first six months of 2020 alone, nine massacres were recorded in the areas of Djugu and Mahagi in DR Congo's Ituri province. The atrocities were accompanied by continuous attacks, ambushes, and lootings carried out by the numerous armed groups operating in the area. With the technical and financial support of EU Humanitarian Aid, DRC was able to help communities develop coping strategies and start rebuilding their lives.
The devastating consequences of climate change and environmental degradation push more people towards displacement every day. In assisting refugees, internally displaced persons, or those who are forced to stay in the midst of uninhabitable conditions, we must greenify our operations, think regeneratively, and design responsibly.
“I have worked in the humanitarian sector in more than 20 countries, and I have never seen anything like this.” DRC’s country director in Syria, Victor Velasco, reflects on the destruction that a decade of conflict has brought upon the country.
After leaving behind everything in Syria, Syrian refugees tell stories of their fight to survival in Turkey.
This year the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence (GBV) campaign is focused on four important objectives, which align with DRC’s work: to fund, respond to, prevent, and collect data on gender-based violence.
In one month, tens of thousands of people have crossed the border from Ethiopia into neighbouring Sudan. They arrive tired, hungry, and traumatised, and in need of humanitarian assistance.
This December, DRC Afghanistan looks back at a series of events for DRC staff and community members across the country as part of the 16 Days of Activism Campaign between 25 November and 10 December 2020.
Unprecedented levels of armed violence, rights violations, and displacement amplified by the consequences of climate change are drastically affecting the lives of people in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger – the Central Sahel region. The situation is increasingly becoming a complex humanitarian crisis that is widely ignored.
The EU has presented a positive step forward to end impunity for rights violations at borders within and around the Union, but it risks becoming a fig leaf. Along with seven other organisations, DRC presents four key recommendations.
As a single mother and a refugee, Khawla has learned her life lessons and now works in empowering refugee women in Turkey.
While the number of Covid-19 cases are on the rise and medical capacity often fail to respond, humanitarian needs are soaring. Aid is there, but delivery is stuck. A nationwide curfew keeps all at home and prevents DRC and fellow NGOs from reaching desperate people waiting for help.
Weeks of downpours and floods have destroyed homes, farms, and key infrastructure in several parts of Sudan, including Khartoum state. DRC is providing emergency support to displaced people and host populations as needs are expected to remain acute for months ahead.
Danish Refugee Council – Danish Demining Group (DRC-DDG) officially handed over two fields to the local authorities of Myrna Dolyna, which the organisation's deminers had been clearing of explosive ordnance, including mines, for more than two years.
Almost one million Rohingyas live as refugees in make-shift homes in Bangladesh's Cox’s Bazar – a district that has become known for hosting the world’s largest refugee camp. Years after a violent mass displacement of Rohingyas from their villages in Myanmar, the outlook of their return is looking bleak.