Aid organisations have sounded the alarm as thousands of people either go missing or perish as they journey from sub-Saharan Africa to reach Europe despite movement restrictions due to COVID-19.
We listened to people along the Central Mediterranean Route to hear about the dangers they face, their hopes for the future and how they keep going in the face of it all. Illustrator Paul Blow depicted their stories.
DRC and partners will assist over 116,000 vulnerable people in Afghanistan with €7 million EU Humanitarian Aid package.
After rebuilding her life as a refugee in Turkey, Zahra fears having to start from scratch once again.
DRC have been supporting vulnerable women from Somalia by giving them cash for work. It helps them provide for their family.
Danish Refugee Council – Danish Demining Group (DRC-DDG), with funding from the EU, has launched an online course for school children living in eastern Ukraine to help them keep safe in areas contaminated with mines and explosive remnants of war.
The South Sudanese refugee and his family has a much easier life after receiving livelihoods training and assistance from DRC in Northern Uganda.
Rose Mary has established her own business after participating in a livelihood group in Northern Uganda. Now Rose Mary generates enough income to pay for all her family’s basic needs and supports her community as well.
The Sudanese refugee is now working for DRC as an outreach worker assisting in stopping the spread of COVID-19.
Taras lost three fingers on his right hand due to a mine incident. In eastern Ukraine, 7% of all mine victims are children.
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.
In Nigeria, DRC’s Humanitarian Disarmament & Peacebuilding team combats superstition and misconception connected to explosives, which pose a great danger to people in conflict-ridden areas.
Cattle raids have long been part of life in the communities around the Kenyan-Ugandan border, but as part of a larger peace-building strategy in the area, DRC’s Humanitarian Disarmament & Peacebuilding team and local leaders are introducing alternatives
The Turkana and Pokot regions in north-western Kenya used to be a ‘battleground’, where different ethnic groups raided one another's livestock. Since DRC’s Humanitarian Disarmament & Peacebuilding team began working in the region, a fragile peace has been achieved.
The people of Lorengippi used to run away in fear when they saw someone in uniform, but after DRC’s Humanitarian Disarmament & Peacebuilding team facilitated dialogue sessions, they began to see the police as their allies instead of their enemies. This development has transformed the atmosphere among residents of Lorengippi.