Donors committed at least USD 3.3 billion for next year at the Afghanistan Conference in November. Now is the time for pledges to be translated into actual responses to address needs among millions of Afghans trapped in war and deep poverty, writes Charlotte Slente, Secretary General of the Danish Refugee Council.
As a humanitarian organization working in Tigray Region, the Danish Refugee Council is deeply concerned about the ongoing crisis throughout the region, and its impact on the lives of civilians.
With the recent heavy snowfalls and temperatures below freezing, up to 500 people currently stranded at the location of the former Lipa are at immediate safety, health and protection risk.
The Danish Refugee Council is deeply saddened to confirm the death of three colleagues in Tigray Region, Ethiopia last month.
On the occasion of the one-year anniversary of the Global Refugee Forum, the Danish Refugee Council and the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, emphasize the urgency for youth pledges to materialize
The undersigned humanitarian organizations call for an immediate solution for at least 900 migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers who have been kept in dire humanitarian conditions and uncertainty at the Lipa location for more than 24 hours.
In the 2020 edition of its annual flagship publication, the Mixed Migration Centre of the Danish Refugee Council focuses on mixed migration and cities as the urban frontlines for displacement and mobility.
The serious violations committed at European borders with impunity must end. It is now up to Members of the European Parliament and Member States to ensure that violations of rights at EU borders are recorded, that those responsible are held to account and that justice for individuals affected is guaranteed.
DRC has conducted a study exploring the impact of COVID-19 on Global Compact on Refugees. A companion report on the Global Compact for Migration was commissioned by MMC and conducted in parallel. Both were presented and discussed at a well-visited and lively webinar on 14 October.
EU should not confuse hard borders with an effective asylum system. The EU’s priority should be to protect people not borders.
Urgent call to action: The undersigned organisations reiterate their call on the governments of EU Member States, with support from the European Commission to urgently relocate displaced individuals from Greece.
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In view of the humanitarian response in the North-West and South-West regions in Cameroun, we, as International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) active on the ground, remain committed to deliver humanitarian assistance to all civilian populations affected by the on-going crisis based on need and without discrimination, in order to save lives.
In a reaction to the Brussels IV conference on 30 June organised by the European Union and co-hosted by the UN, the Danish Refugee Council’s Secretary General, Charlotte Slente, commented:
As international humanitarian organisations working with communities throughout Rakhine State, we express deep concern for all those affected by the upsurge in fighting between the Arakan Army (AA) and the Myanmar Military in northern Rakhine State.
Over 50 Syrian and international NGOs published a report calling for action by participants of the upcoming Brussels IV Conference on the Future of Syria and the Region to support people displaced in and from Syria in their search for an end to displacement. Research that was conducted to better understand the views and preferences of internally displaced people (IDPs) and refugees found that very few see themselves as holding a viable prospect for a durable solution – safe return and sustainable reintegration, local integration or resettlement –in the coming years.
The EU’s upcoming Pact on Migration and Asylum provides an opportunity to choose another direction for EU asylum and migration policy.