STORIES FROM THE FIELD
Cash for Work helps Gaabaw start a small business
DRC have been supporting vulnerable women from Somalia by giving them cash for work. It helps them provide for their family.
Jane’s story: Giving back to the community
Jane, 32, is a Ugandan from Alere – one of the settlements in Adjumani district that hosts refugees. Through the Support Programme to the Refugees and Host Communities in Northern Uganda (SPRS-NU) programme, DRC mobilized the c...
Seeking education after fleeing political instability in Eritrea
Solomon is a 24-year-old refugee from Senafe, Eritrea. At the age of 18, he fled Eritrea’s political instability and authoritarian regime to seek refuge in Ethiopia, together with three of his friends. Their journey took them t...
‘WE NEED HELP, PLEASE’ – A FARMERS PLEA
Farmers in the Gedo region of Somalia fear that the new swarms of desert locust could spark widespread crop loss and deepen already serious levels food insecurity. Communities relying on farmland production and pastoral communi...
Hundreds of thousands suffer from closed checkpoints in eastern Ukraine
The negative consequences of the conflict, which has been going on for 6 years in eastern Ukraine, have been exacerbated by quarantine. For almost three months, the entry/exit crossing points (EECPs) along the ‘contact line’ ha...
SWARMS OF LOCUSTS DEVASTATE FARMERS IN KENYA
Farmers in Mandera County have experienced several recurrent natural and man-made shocks including droughts, floods, diseases and conflicts that have impacted their lives and livelihoods. Over the years, the communities have ac...
Samuel Is Getting Closer to His Dream
The South Sudanese refugee and his family has a much easier life after receiving livelihoods training and assistance from DRC in Northern Uganda.
“The Entire Community Is Benefiting Greatly”
Rose Mary has established her own business after participating in a livelihood group in Northern Uganda. Now Rose Mary generates enough income to pay for all her family’s basic needs and supports her community as well.
George – a successful innovator
After participating in DRC held livelihoods activities, George now sees himself as a successful innovator who has not only improved his household’s food security but also developed an agricultural business.
Marta no longer need to worry about rice and soap
Throughout the COVID-19 lockdown, DRC supported several livelihoods and income generating activities in communities in Northern Uganda.