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 are in danger. We feel confused, scared and powerless. The…

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The COVID-19 crisis requires national ánd international solidarity

Appeal for international solidarity from 40 development, human rights and emergency organizations to the Dutch government Our lives have changed completely in a short time as the world is being overwhelmed by the effects of…

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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 the safety and security of our staff and volunteers and…

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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 camp for people that have fled war and violence within…

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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 conflict between the government and opposition forces in 2013, some…

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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 for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has organised a…

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Psychosocial Support: just as important as Food and Safety

‘Psychosocial relief aid in the world’s trouble spots should be paid more attention to’, says Sigrid Kaag, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation in an interview on Dutch television. ‘Psychosocial support during crises is…

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The extra mile for a second chance

18-year-old Navoi is a beautiful girl from Tanzania, with an enormous amount of life experience. Dorcas first crossed paths with her some ten years ago. Thanks to her sponsor from the Netherlands, she was able…

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Salvation in War

Fleeing Syria’s brutal civil war, over one million people have sought safety in Lebanon – where refugees now represent a quarter of the population. Dorcas is working to empower women and girls – who seek…

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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 the wrong side of the law. No way outMigrants carrying…

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”Water changed our village”

In Kenya, slums and remote villages often go without the water they need. With a population of 46 million, 41% still rely on contaminated water sources while 59% use unimproved sanitation solutions. Even ‘safe’ water…

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Regaining Hope

Thirty years ago, Zoje and Skender were happily married in the town of Dojan in Tropojë, Albania. At that time, the country was in the grips of a brutal communist regime. Despite a crumbling economy,…

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People Power

According to the UN’s Human Development Index (HDI), Moldova is one of Europe’s poorest countries. In rural areas – that rely heavily on agriculture – communities are struck by poverty and hardship. In 2018, together…

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