STORIES FROM THE FIELD

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...

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A different Olympic story

28.11.2016

A baseball stadium built for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens has been given a new, unexpected life as a temporary home for over 400 refugees. With temperatures dropping, the refugees and asylum seekers living in tents on the f...

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“I am now earning a salary because of my donkey”

17.11.2016

When most people think of a donkey, they think of it as a beast of burden but for 49-years-old Safia Hassan Guled, her donkey is her source of income, thanks to the grant that she has received from the Danish Refugee Council.

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“Education is my light” – DRC’s Numeracy and Literacy Assistance is Changing Refugee Lives

17.11.2016

DRC’s classes are changing the life for refugees in the Ali Addeh camp. Education and assistance is helping refugees to start their own businesses and they dream big.

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DRC is helping refugees diversify their diet through kitchen gardens

17.11.2016

Small scale farming helps refugee families diversify their diet as well as giving them a source of income. DRC are providing the knowledge, necessary equipment and seeds.

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Baking a way back to life

16.11.2016

While most other residents of Markazi Camp in Djibouti describe the place as 'hell on earth', it does not affect Fariza Zahle Abdul. She is happy, because here no one drops bombs from the sky and she has received help, so she o...

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“I dream of rebuilding a home and life here”

16.11.2016

Susan and her family are part of the over 300,000 new arrivals from South Sudan who have fled the ongoing violence since July 2016 and have sought refuge in Uganda.