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In Uganda, a small plot of land awaits at the end of the long flight


Uganda has welcomed more than 800,000 refugees from South Sudan. Upon arrival they are allocated a small plot of land. Here, they can build a future for themselves. The Danish Refugee Council assists the people who have sought ...

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Cash is one of the best ways to provide emergency relief


In a crisis, the most effective way to distribute relief is to give families cash so they can then spend, as best suits their needs. Research shows that cash assistance can often provide more emergency relief for fewer funds. I...

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Hunger forces 615,000 Somalis to leave home in search for help


In several East African countries the critical humanitarian situation continues. Despite massive efforts from the UN and organizations such as the Danish Refugee Council, more people are at risk of hunger every day.

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Still a teenager but like a ‘mother’ to her siblings


17-year-old Gloria Affia fled to Uganda from South Sudan after her uncle was killed. She and her two siblings aged 12 and four had to flee on foot. She is now their sole guardian making it vital to find a way to provide for the...

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Danish Refugee Council seeks new Secretary General


After 38 years at the Danish Refugee Council, Andreas Kamm will be leaving the organisation at the end of October 2017.

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International community must reconfirm support for Syrian displaced and host countries


The international community must stand on the side of the Syrian civilians. This is the message of the Danish Refugee Council, which is one of the largest international organizations working both inside Syria and in the neighb...

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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...