Pastoral communities in Kenya suffer from consequences of drought and isolation from access to humanitarian aid. A new consortium of six international and Kenyan NGOs join forces to address needs for economic growth and resilience in five northern counties.
Danish Refugee Council has been elected as a member of the Humanitarian Country Team in Yemen. This membership allows for more direct influence on strategic decision-making along with other NGOs - and at a time when more than half of the population in Yemen are in dire need of humanitarian assistance.
Intensified fighting and insecurity in Al Raqa has forced tens of thousands of Syrian families to flee to Dayr Azour. The Danish Refugee Council is providing acute relief to the displaced.
With the freezing temperatures over the winter, clothing and heating support have become increasingly important for the conflict affected Syrian refugees and IDPs. The Danish Refugee Council is responding to the needs of winterization in both Syria and the surrounding countries.
Through a partnership with HelpAge International (HelpAge), the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is launching an initiative focusing on the protection of older refugees, one of the most vulnerable groups in situations of displacement. The project is launched in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State where 110,000 refugees have crossed the border from Sudan during the last year.
Danish Refugee Council and Danish Demining Group’s ability to work at grass root level in difficult accessible areas of Somalia gains recognition by the British Government’s development arm. With new UKaid funds, a three-year strategy is being launched to address needs related to community safety, recovery, development, and local governance.
The Danish Refugee Council is expanding its emergency operation to speed up the process of reaching the Syrian refugees and their host, who are today inadequately protected from the cold of winter.
War, drought and consequences of famine in Somalia continue to force people to seek refuge across the border in Ethiopia. There, Danish Refugee Council has provided shelter and emergency assistance to thousands, but more aid is needed in one the region’s fast growing refugee settlements.
The majority of displaced Syrians find themselves in cramped and cold living conditions in Syria or as refugees in the neighboring countries. The internally displaced are the most vulnerable group, exposed to violence and rights violations.
More than 126,000 Syrians are now living as refugees in Lebanon – a number that goes up every single day. The humanitarian efforts expand proportionally. A year ago the Danish Refugee Council reached 5,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon, today the organization meets the needs of about 70,000 refugees in the country.