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Fatima and her family walked for 80 kilometers to find food


Every day thousands leave their homes and start walking towards Somalia's urban areas in search of food and water. One of them is 50-year-old Fatima Aden. Pained by seeing her children hungry, she decided to uproot her family a...

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The Danish Refugee Council declares corporate emergency in the fight against famine


Due to the severe hunger crisis currently plaguing several countries in Africa and in Yemen, the Danish Refugee Council has decided to declare corporate emergency and thereby dedicate all available manpower to the fight against...

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When the river dries out all life disappears


After three years of drought Somalia is on the brink of a humanitarian disaster. In a town in the southern part of the country residents walk for days to find something to eat.

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Qayyarah emergency site grows with surge in new arrivals from Western Mosul


Military operations to fully retake Mosul are advancing further into the city’s densely-populated western neighborhoods, triggering a sharp increase in the rate of displacement towards emergency camps and sites primarily in sou...

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Joint NGO Statement: IGAD Heads of State Special Summit on Durable Solutions for Somali Refugees


The membership of the Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat (ReDSS), Somalia NGO Consortium and the Inter-agency Working Group (IAWG) welcome the Special Summit of the IGAD Heads of State on Durable Solutions for Somali refuge...

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DRC scales up response in Somaliland to avert possible famine


The drought situation in Somaliland continues to get worse following consequent poor rainy seasons. There are growing fears that the country could face a famine, which would have devastating impact on the population. The Danish...


DRC: Anniversary of EU-Turkey deal calls for hard look at policies


On the occasion of the one year anniversary of the launch of the EU-Turkey Statement, The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) issues a policy brief, which takes a critical look at the trend towards externalization in EU asylum and mig...

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International Director retires after 25 years of working to promote a dignified life for refugees


For 25 years, Ann Mary Olsen has worked to help those fleeing conflicts and disasters. Now she has decided to retire after seven years as International Director - a time period during which the organization has become Denmark’s...

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Extensive DRC effort to counter the ‘four famines’


The Danish Refugee Council is present in some of the worst hit areas and helps people, who are affected by the escalating ‘four famines’ in Africa and Yemen.


Danish Refugee Council appoints new International Director


Rikke Friis, who has worked for the Danish Refugee Council for almost 25 years, is taking over as International Director after Ann Mary Olsen.