With active fighting subsiding in Afghanistan since troop withdrawal and change of power dynamics in 2021, people are returning home to areas that used to be battlefields. Houses in ruins and assets lost is what often meets them.
Among the internally displaced in Southern Afghanistan are individuals and entire families who became homeless during the years of active conflict and more recently due to the escalation of fighting in the months leading up to rapid changes in power dynamics in August 2021.
DRC right now delivers emergency assistance and humanitarian mine action in remote and crisis-affected communities across 11 provinces of Afghanistan.
As the world is waiting to decide on how to secure financial aid to Afghanistan, time is running out for maintaining critical local mine action capacity. But there is still a chance for the international community to rescue and support Afghan efforts to clear their lands for mines and unexploded ordnance.
Despite the state of siege currently in place in Ituri, the security situation in the eastern DR Congo province remains dire.
One of the world’s oldest displacement crises is largely forgotten. Hundred thousand of people remain displaced, and fighting is ongoing.
The Global Compact on Refugees, an international agreement adopted by the UN General Assembly in December 2018, aimed to make the responsibility for helping refugees worldwide more equitable and predictable.
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.
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.