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Stop fighting refugees – fight the reasons they have to flee


Today is World Refugee Day. A day to remind world leaders that they should fight the root causes for displacement – instead of fighting to keep refugees and asylum seekers out of their countries. That is the message from the Da...

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Annual report reflects growing needs


The turnover of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) set a new record in 2017. The activities of the organization amounted to nearly 420 million Euros. This was an increase of nearly 10 percent compared to 2016 and it reflects the ...

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Joint INGO statement on the escalation of violence on Hodeidah


International aid groups working in Yemen today expressed outrage at the loss of human life that has resulted from a military assault on Hodeidah city and its port and accused the attackers of a total disregard for human suffer...

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The Dublin system keeps families apart


A new policy brief from the Danish Refugee Council shows how the current Dublin system keeps families apart, when they seek asylum in Europe. The brief shows how the rules are being implemented differently in different countrie...


The rights of refugees always come first


After a decade, Stig Glent-Madsen is stepping down as chairman of the board at the Danish Refugee Council. He has reached the maximum period of 10 years as head of the board – 10 years during which justice has continuously been...


Protecting people across borders


Read NGO statement from from 20 organisations ahead of the EU-Western Balkans Summit of 17 May 2018

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In DR Congo the number of people in need is the same as in Syria


More than 13 million people need humanitarian assistance in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is twice as many as in 2017 – and the same number as in Syria. The need for more assistance is huge and acute, the Danish Refugee ...

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Syria Brussels Conference: From promise to practice


The Danish Refugee Council welcomes the substantial support of 4.4 billion USD offered to Syria’s displaced and the host communities, as the 6th international conference on the Syria crisis in Brussels concluded today. Now, it ...


Funding crisis pushes millions of Congolese people to tipping point


Millions of people caught up in a humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo risk rising levels of hunger, death and disease due to a lack of aid funding, a coalition of humanitarian organisations warned ahead of a...


Statement from DRC Uganda


Below is a statement from DRC Uganda regarding an ongoing inquiry.