This December, DRC Afghanistan looks back at a series of events for DRC staff and community members across the country as part of the 16 Days of Activism Campaign between 25 November and 10 December 2020.
After leaving behind everything in Syria, Syrian refugees tell stories of their fight to survival in Turkey.
This year the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence (GBV) campaign is focused on four important objectives, which align with DRC’s work: to fund, respond to, prevent, and collect data on gender-based violence.
In Iraq, around 240,000 people are at immediate risk as camps for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) close across the country, forcing vulnerable families to return to homes that are damaged or destroyed by war – if they can return home at all.
In one month, tens of thousands of people have crossed the border from Ethiopia into neighbouring Sudan. They arrive tired, hungry, and traumatised, and in need of humanitarian assistance.
As a single mother and a refugee, Khawla has learned her life lessons and now works in empowering refugee women in Turkey.
After fleeing his conflict-ridden country, Ali tries to build a new life in refuge.
The EU has presented a positive step forward to end impunity for rights violations at borders within and around the Union, but it risks becoming a fig leaf. Along with seven other organisations, DRC presents four key recommendations.
Unprecedented levels of armed violence, rights violations, and displacement amplified by the consequences of climate change are drastically affecting the lives of people in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger – the Central Sahel region. The situation is increasingly becoming a complex humanitarian crisis that is widely ignored.
Danish Refugee Council – Danish Demining Group (DRC-DDG) officially handed over two fields to the local authorities of Myrna Dolyna, which the organisation's deminers had been clearing of explosive ordnance, including mines, for more than two years.
Almost one million Rohingyas live as refugees in make-shift homes in Bangladesh's Cox’s Bazar – a district that has become known for hosting the world’s largest refugee camp. Years after a violent mass displacement of Rohingyas from their villages in Myanmar, the outlook of their return is looking bleak.
While the number of Covid-19 cases are on the rise and medical capacity often fail to respond, humanitarian needs are soaring. Aid is there, but delivery is stuck. A nationwide curfew keeps all at home and prevents DRC and fellow NGOs from reaching desperate people waiting for help.
Weeks of downpours and floods have destroyed homes, farms, and key infrastructure in several parts of Sudan, including Khartoum state. DRC is providing emergency support to displaced people and host populations as needs are expected to remain acute for months ahead.
The violent and protracted insurgency in northeastern Nigeria has left thousands of women as single breadwinners. Many live with severe disabilities as a result of violence and abuse. Salamatu is one of those women who, against all odds but with hard work and only a bit of help, has lifted herself and her children out of poverty.
The overcrowded Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesvos has burned to the ground. As thousands of refugees and asylum seekers are now left homeless, DRC is preparing to support.
Read two poems written by Rohingya refugees currently in Cox's Bazar refugee camp in Bangladesh.
Lebanon, a country already on the verge of collapse, now finds itself at the epicenter of yet another crisis following a massive explosion.