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As European civil society and professional organisations working on asylum, migration, humanitarian assistance and human rights, we are shocked by the continuing humanitarian crisis at the borders between the EU and Belarus which causes immense suffering and has led to the deaths of at least ten people.
A new wave of violence in Ituri province in Eastern DR Congo has forced aid organisations to reduce or suspend their activities, leaving thousands of families without life-saving humanitarian support, including food assistance, education and health services.
The acute, complex and deteriorating humanitarian crisis in DR Congo requires immediate attention that goes beyond humanitarian response and encompasses political and financial solutions, says DRC’s Secretary-General.
Three years since the launch of the Global Compact on Refugees, the international community has yet to deliver on its promise to better share responsibility for refugees, according to a new report by the Danish Refugee Council, the International Rescue Committee, and the Norwegian Refugee Council. World leaders must urgently accelerate efforts to find lasting solutions for refugees and their host communities.
25 humanitarian organisations and NGOs urge EU leaders to “provide a lifeline” to Afghan refugees at the Forum on providing protection for Afghans at risk
DR Congo, Burkina Faso, and Cameroon are among the countries where the most people will be forced to leave their homes in the coming years. This is forecasted in a new report from DRC Danish Refugee Council, which uses data to predict the world’s displacement trends in the near future.
It is with great sadness that the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) must inform of the passing of a colleague from our country team in the Central African Republic.
More than 12 million people in Syria and Iraq are losing access to water, food and electricity and urgent action is needed to combat a severe water crisis, aid groups working in the region warn today.
DRC continues to be present on the ground in Afghanistan through a robust and locally anchored set-up with 700 Afghan employees and is among the recognized and experienced aid agencies with more than 20 years in the country. At the same time DRC calls for more access in a time of increasing humanitarian needs.
DRC is committed to remain in Afghanistan and to ensure a response capacity that allows for continued delivery of life-saving aid and critical protection services to people at risk.
Croatia’s recently announced border monitoring mechanism, meant to provide for independent human rights monitoring of border operations, appears to fall short of the standards needed to ensure its effectiveness and success, 8 human rights and humanitarian aid organizations said today.
Six months since the military’s seizure of power, aid agencies are warning of a spiralling humanitarian catastrophe in Myanmar triggered by skyrocketing Covid-19 cases and widespread violence in the country. Over 60 per cent of reported deaths from Covid-19 in Myanmar have occurred in the past month alone, with the number of confirmed cases doubling in the last two months.
As severe flooding devastates Cox's Bazar, 32 humanitarian agencies call for urgent funding in Bangladesh.
A new report, Doors Wide Shut, documents how parents are being separated from their children by border authorities and pushed back across the border at different places without means of finding each other again. And this is only one of the illegal push-back practices registered as part of the Protecting Rights at Borders (PRAB) Initiative.
In light of the recent and rapid security deterioration, national drought and the COVID-19 pandemic in Afghanistan, deportations of rejected asylum seekers from Europe should be suspended temporarily.
The drought in Afghanistan adds to challenges already faced by Afghans amid escalating conflict and insecurity as well as the health and socio-economic impacts of COVID-19. Nearly a third of the population is facing emergency levels of food insecurity, with almost half of children under-five at risk of acute malnutrition.