The rights of refugees always come first


After a decade, Stig Glent-Madsen is stepping down as chairman of the board at the Danish Refugee Council. He has reached the maximum period of 10 years as head of the board – 10 years during which justice has continuously been...


Protecting people across borders


Read NGO statement from from 20 organisations ahead of the EU-Western Balkans Summit of 17 May 2018

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In DR Congo the number of people in need is the same as in Syria


More than 13 million people need humanitarian assistance in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is twice as many as in 2017 – and the same number as in Syria. The need for more assistance is huge and acute, the Danish Refugee ...

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Syria Brussels Conference: From promise to practice


The Danish Refugee Council welcomes the substantial support of 4.4 billion USD offered to Syria’s displaced and the host communities, as the 6th international conference on the Syria crisis in Brussels concluded today. Now, it ...


Funding crisis pushes millions of Congolese people to tipping point


Millions of people caught up in a humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo risk rising levels of hunger, death and disease due to a lack of aid funding, a coalition of humanitarian organisations warned ahead of a...


Statement from DRC Uganda


Below is a statement from DRC Uganda regarding an ongoing inquiry.

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Water for refugees and their hosts - the sun is part of the solution


Today is World Water Day; commemorated every year to draw global attention on the importance of water. In Uganda – now home to more than one million refugees from South Sudan – the Danish Refugee Council is installing solar sys...

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Promise to Practice: Following through on commitments to support the future of Syria and the region


The international community has made significant financial and political commitments to address the massive scale of the Syrian crisis, in particular through two major conferences, held in London in 2016, and Brussels in 2017. ...

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Two year anniversary of the EU-Turkey Statement: No grounds for celebration


Global standards for the management of displacement and migration with the view to save lives, protect rights and share responsibility between States are being negotiated in New York within the framework of the UN-led global co...

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On the right path - Reaction to first draft of the Global Compact on Refugees


Read 15 NGOs’ reaction to first draft of the Global Compact on Refugees. The NGOs strongly support the development of a Global Compact on Refugees, and welcome the improvements made in the first draft.