STORIES FROM THE FIELD
Clean water for conflict-affected Iraqis near Mosul
As fighting between government-allied forces and the so-called Islamic State (IS) intensifies in Northern Iraq, adequate access to clean and safe drinking water is becoming increasingly limited with severe damage to water infra...
A Super-hero Mother
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...
The war in Syria has turned Qutoof into an adult
12-year-old Qutoof has lived half of her life in war. Like many Syrian children, she has become an adult much too early.
In search of a new beginning
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.
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...
"Because you are important, you must speak"
On International Women’s Day, March 8, Jordanian and Syrian women speak about their achievements
Strong women of the Middle East
On International Women’s Day, March 8th, eight determined women share their stories.
”I thank God for the help from the Danish Refugee Council”
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.
The best restaurant in the refugee camp
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.
Decent hearing is vital
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 ...