STORIES FROM THE FIELD

Sayed

A refugee working with refugees

20.01.17

Sayed Hashimi, 30, is an Afghan refugee in Greece. He barely escaped death after Taliban groups targeted him and his family for his affiliation to awareness raising campaigns on human rights and equality. He has been a part of ...

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Youth centre in refugee camp provides hope for a different future

19.01.2017

In just two years an empty lot has been transformed into a colorful youth center, which every day provides hope and community for hundreds of youths in Kakuma Refugee Camp in north western Kenya.

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Mercy finds a haven in new youth centre

19.01.2017

24 year old Mercy Akuot first fled her home in South Sudan with her family and then fled from her family when they wanted to marry her to a much older soldier. Today she lives in the Kakuma Refugee Camp where she has found a ha...

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Doctor wants to be a rapper

19.01.2017

21 year old Doctor Stephen Nyang has found new faith in his future after the Danish Refugee Council opened a youth centre in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in northern Kenya. He comes here every day to practice his passion: music.

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DDG removes unexploded ordnances and marks the start of the EOD operation in Libya

18.01.17

With the removal of two unexploded items in Tripoli and Sebha, the Danish Demining Group (DDG) is pleased to announce the start of the explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) activities in Libya. This marks the beginning of a long an...

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Home is where familiarity is: a Syrian brings art to a refugee camp

03.01.17

As a part of DRC’s efforts to make life in the Azrag Refugee Camp more bearable, a young father is now painting shelters in the camp, which generates an income for him and hope for others.

Mahmoud And His Children

A Father’s Odyssey

30.12.2016

Mahmoud, 34, is one of 9,377 Syrians that have lodged their relocation requests with the Greek Asylum Service in 2016. His 3 years long Odyssey from Homs of Syria to the European soil - less of an adventure and more of a traged...

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DRC Celebrates graduation of first class from Tamkeen livelihood centre in Azraq, Jordan

20.12.16

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) recently celebrated the graudation of the first Syrian refugee trainees from the advanced sewing and tailoring course at the Tamkeen Livelihood Centre in Azraq refugee camp in Jordan.

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Sahara’s forgotten refugees

09.12.2016

A 28-year-old woman, born and raised in the Dakhla refugee camp, is seeking to re-define her identity and create a better life for her and her family. With help from the Danish Refugee Council, she is now an entrepreneur with a...

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Job Center provides livelihood support for IDPs, refugees and host community in Iraq

05.12.2016

A Job Seeker Support Center, close to Erbil in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, run by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and UN Development Programme (UNDP) reaches more than 10,000 beneficiaries, who are provided with access to su...