STORIES FROM THE FIELD

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A Super-hero Mother

21.03.2017

Today, countries in the Middle East celebrate Mother’s Day, and with ongoing conflicts in the region, mothers remain vulnerable and continue to face risks in their daily lives. As a mother, widowed and displaced twice, Shada is...

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The war in Syria has turned Qutoof into an adult

21.03.2017

12-year-old Qutoof has lived half of her life in war. Like many Syrian children, she has become an adult much too early.

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In search of a new beginning

20.03.2017

For many Syrian Kurdish refugees in Greece this year’s Newroz celebrations will mark a new beginning after years of struggle during war. The Danish Refugee Council in Greece is busy helping to organize the festivities.

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Danish Minister for Development Cooperation visits Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya

The Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Ulla Tørnæs visited Kakuma refugee camp on International Women’s Day, 8th March 2017. During that time, the Minister and her delegation got an opportunity to tour several programm...

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"Because you are important, you must speak"

10.03.2017

On International Women’s Day, March 8, Jordanian and Syrian women speak about their achievements

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Strong women of the Middle East

08.03.2017

On International Women’s Day, March 8th, eight determined women share their stories.

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”I thank God for the help from the Danish Refugee Council”

08.03.2017

For years 65-year-old Hawa struggled to get by in the refugee camp in Djibouti. But when she had the opportunity to receive livelihood assistance, she had an idea, which turned out to be very good business.

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The best restaurant in the refugee camp

08.03.2017

44-year-old Kalthoum’s life in the refugee camp changed completely, when she was given a grant to start a restaurant. Now it helps the entire family get by.

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Decent hearing is vital

26.01.17

Refugees with a hearing loss, caused by the war they fled, are struggling to settle and understand the asylum process. Abdal Rahman Saka, a 27-year-old Syrian refugee, got the help he needed to overcome his deafness, thanks to ...

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Educated and unemployed

24.01.17

Syrians opt for higher education despite blockages to job market