A UN Convention for the Rights of Older People

Older people’s health and lives have been at particular risk from COVID-19. Their rights have been denied and disproportionately affected in public health responses to…

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Netherlands Ambassador Commends Dorcas Beirut Response

Last week, the Chargée D’affaires of the Netherlands Embassy in Lebanon, Frederique de Man, paid a visit to our community centre in Beirut where she…

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The team and I rushed to take cover as people started screaming

Have you ever felt like you were constantly on guard, because a calamity could happen any moment? Have you been looking for places to take…

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Beirut devastated by explosion

Dorcas employees in Lebanon unharmed A devastating explosion in Beirut, Lebanon’s capital city wreaked havoc on Tuesday night. At least 140 people were killed and…

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A message from our CEO Leo Visser about COVID-19

Watch the video here. Dear colleagues, partners, donors and indeed everyone who is connected to Dorcas, Right now, the world has turned upside down. Lives…

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Response to COVID-19

The current spread of the coronavirus effects the work of Dorcas, its partners, our beneficiaries and their communities. We are implementing the needed precautions to ensure…

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UN Geneva Delegation visits Dorcas in northern Iraq

A special delegation from Geneva visited Dorcas’ work in Duhok in February.  Together with the Dorcas team the delegation visited our work in Chamisko, a…

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South Sudan Joint Response: reaching more people while saving time and money

The impact of multiple crises in South Sudan, including armed conflict, disease outbreak and economic hardship, continues in 2020. Since the start of the internal…

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Syrian Dorcas volunteer in UN exhibition

Celebrated on 19 August each year, World Humanitarian Day is set to honour relief workers around the world. In Beirut, Lebanon, the United Nations Office…

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Harnessing new technology

In Lebanon, recent developments in government policy – in response to the mass influx of displaced persons – have pushed over 750,000 Syrian refugees onto…

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