The Syria INGO Regional Forum statement on impact of military developments on the civilian population in northeast Syria
The Syria INGO Regional Forum, comprising 73 INGOs, including the Danish Refugee Council, responding to the Syria crisis, expressed deep concern at the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation since Turkey’s military operat...
International organizations call for assistance for children affected by landmines or explosive remnants of war in Ukraine
Since 2014, over 128 children have been injured by landmines, unexploded ordnance and other deadly explosive remnants of war, leaving many with disabilities. Over 38 children have been killed. Hundreds of other children are rel...
Charlotte Slente named new Secretary General for Danish Refugee Council
Charlotte Slente comes from a long career in the Danish Foreign Ministry, where she has held multiple prominent positions, including State Secretary for Development Policy. Her first day as Secretary General will be 1 December ...
Greek, EU authorities urged to break ‘vicious cycle’ of overcrowded asylum-seeker hotspots
For the third year in a row, vulnerable asylum seekers – including thousands of children – are trapped on the Greek islands of the eastern Aegean, enduring inhumane conditions in overcrowded hotspots. Although the Greek governm...
DDG and State Emergency Service of Ukraine started joint humanitarian demining in Donbas
On 16 September 2019, four teams from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine (SES), together with the Danish Demining Group (DDG), the specialized humanitarian mine action unit within the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), started h...
Paperless people of post-conflict Iraq
During the conflict with the Islamic State group (IS), 6 million Iraqi citizens were forced to flee their homes. Since the end of the conflict, more than 4 million have returned home, while 1.7 million people still live in disp...
61 NGOs warn of worsening crisis in Myanmar, call for refugees’ engagement on safe, voluntary returns
In joint statement, 61 NGO's working in Bangladesh and Myanmar warn of unsafe conditions for Rohingya-refugees if returned forcefully to Myanmar and called for inclusion of refugees in the decision-making of their future.
Statement from DRC Yemen
DRC is aware of pictures being circulated showing an armed man in Yemen wearing a vest with DRC visibility - he is however, NOT a DRC employee.
Ensuring support to mothers, children in Ebola-affected areas in DR Congo
Since yet another outbreak of the potentially fatal Ebola virus was declared in DR Congo a year ago, the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) have worked tirelessly to combat the spreading of the disease and provide psychosocial suppor...
Again in 2018, DRC's international operations grew: “a declaration of trust in our work”
As the world last year experienced the highest number of refugees and displaced people since World War II, the work of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) was sought-after like ever before. This is reflected in the organisation's ...