STORIES FROM THE FIELD
Two weeks of training by DRC gave Stephanie a new future
16 year old Stephanie Rutikanga fled from her home in DR Congo and now calls Kayole in Nairobi her new home. Two weeks training by Danish Refugee Council has made all the difference and life bearable.
From vulnerable to empowered
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is implementing training sessions teaching self-defense to young Syrian refugee girls and local Lebanese girls affected by war and exposed to harassment.
"She does not know, how many that raped her"
When Fardosa was 14 years old she suffered an epileptic attack in the market and fainted. She does not know, how many raped her, while she was unconscious. Today her mother is afraid to leave her alone for even just a second. A...
From vulnerable child to power-girl
Amina is a 10-year old Syrian girl who fled Homs with her parents, brother and two sisters. During their flight the family faced the danger and tragedy of a war-torn Syria - escaping the violence and bombing to end up as refuge...
Everyone who can should do humanitarian work
The world is facing very many challenges right now, says Raphael Locham, der runs the office of Danish Demining Group (DDG) in Lodwar in Northern Kenya. Here he works intensively with mediation between local tribes, between res...
"We had to flee because of the war in Syria"
Bassel, 33, has fled Syria with his nephew and niece, aged 8 and 5 years. Their parents have stayed in Syria to take care of the grandmother, who is too weak and could not leave.
"Do you want my autograph? It will be worth a lot"
Yunes is a football fan - and a potential professional footballer. Self-confidence is not a problem for the 12-year-old boy who fled Afghanistan with his family.
"We thought we would die at sea"
The rubber boat carrying Sara and Mohammed from Afghanistan was close to sinking before they were rescued by the Greek coast guard. Arriving to the Moria site on Lesvos was the first place on their dangerous journey they could...
"Daddy, when do we get to a peaceful place?"
Thousands of people are still arriving each day at the Greek islands. Hakimi, his wife and their three boys have fought their way from Afghanistan and over the mountains of Iran and Turkey. The family hopes for a safe future in...
"When we came to Moria, we could finally breathe"
More than 1,000 people are arriving every day to the Moria registration site on Lesvos, Greece. Many are families with small children. They have fought their way to the Turkish coast and crossed the Mediterranean Sea in small r...