The Danish Refugee Council in Ethiopia is scaling up its response to the ongoing drought, particularly in the Somali Region.
Ahead of the end of the current UN-led truce agreement on 2 August 2022, humanitarian organisations in Yemen urge all parties to the conflict to adhere to and extend the agreement to protect civilians across the country and allow them to rebuild and recover their lives.
Following four consecutive failed rainy seasons, close to 800,000 people have been displaced by the severe drought in Somalia. Combined with ongoing conflicts, the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, desert locust infestation, and the ongoing war in Ukraine, the drought has taken a heavy toll on millions of Somalis, whose livelihoods have been wiped out as the situation worsens.
As the war in Ukraine rages on, active fighting leaves behind thousands of Explosive Ordnance that pose threat to civilians’ lives and livelihoods.
DRC Regional Executive Director visits drought-hit Somalia; Calls for urgent response to save lives.
The former concert hall in Dnipro city has now become one of three shelters for internally displaced persons organised by the local NGO KUST.
This spring DRC officially launched its one-year Area-Based Approach for Development Emergency Initiative (ABADEI) funded by the UNDP to promote socio-economic recovery and strengthen community resilience in Afghanistan.
VIDEO: On May 30, DRC deminers started clearing the road to Bilmachivka village in Chernihiv Oblast in the north of Ukraine. It is the shortest way to the village and also is an important route for local farmers.
According to the latest UN estimate, more than 100 million individuals worldwide have been forcibly displaced because of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations.
With millions of people from Ukraine crossing into neighbouring countries in search of emergency aid a protection, needs for shelter and aid is stretching local capacities. DRC now scales up presence and support across the region – most recently in Moldova.
VIDEO: In Uzhhorod, western Ukraine, over 2-3.000 IDPs daily receive hot meals. Such aid for IDPs was organised by the local NGO, which is supported by DRC. The grant from DRC went entirely on products because the quantity of dishes daily prepared is massive.
DRC is ramping up assistance to thousands of families affected by the severe drought in Somalia. DRC’s field teams provide life-saving emergency support to the most in need and boosts community resilience to the ripple effects of the drought.
VIDEO: They fled to save their lives from the war in Ukraine, but now struggle to find a safe place within their country while waiting for peace to return. DRC has mapped the needs of 20+ IDP centres in western Ukraine and 6 have already applied for grants to improve basic living conditions.
The climate crisis causes disasters and protracted climate change that leads to forced displacement and worsened conditions for millions of the world's most vulnerable. At DRC, we have now committed ourselves to respond to the climate crisis by reducing the carbon footprint that emerges from our work for people affected by conflict and displacement around the world.
Of the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) nine commitments, Commitment 5 on welcoming and addressing complaints consistently scores the lowest.
It’s spring and the peak season for farmers to prepare the land for new crops in Afghanistan. Among the challenges here, however, is not least that large parts of farmland are contaminated by explosive remnants of war.
DRC is working with 61 local partners for crisis response and is preparing several mine clearance operations in Kyiv. Regional director: "We are operating under extremely harsh and unpredictable conditions. But with the support of thousands of donors, we will continue to expand our life-saving crisis response."
Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are experiencing one of the worst droughts in 40 years after three back-to-back failed rainy seasons. Thousands of people have been forced into displacement while seeking food, water and pasture, and the governments of Kenya and Somalia have declared national emergencies.