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DRA: working for increased impact

The new DRA Impact Report provides a summary of our activities during 2017 – including details of joint humanitarian responses in 11 countries. The Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA) was established in 2015 to improve the...

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CASH grants: help where it is most needed

70% of the population of Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk regions live below the poverty line. The protracted conflict has caused prices to rise and income to go down due to lower salaries, increased unemployment and...

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High Hopes for New Youth Development Policy

On May 18th, Minister Kaag presented a new policy note called ‘Investing in Perspective’. PerspActive is pleased that the Minister wants to create perspective for youth and women, thereby addressing some of the root causes...

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Top marks for DRA aid effort

The new policy memorandum issued by the Department for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation – headed by Minister Sigrid Kaag – emphasises the importance of the Dutch national aid effort. The policy highlights the significant...

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Dorcas Annual Report 2017 online

Today, Dorcas presents the Annual Report 2017. It concerns an English report that tells about the impact of our work. We supported more than 600,000 people in 18 countries in Eastern Europe, Africa and the...

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Siaya Water and Sanitation Project in Kenya

Following the successful completion of the Inception phase of the ‘Siaya Water and Sanitation Project’ and consequent approval by the Dutch government (RVO), Dorcas is ready to start the implementation. We will implement this project...

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Our Work With Yazidis in Iraq

Dorcas is one of a few organisations that works in Sinjar, in northeast Iraq. The area made headlines for the massacre in 2014. Many Yazidi people were enslaved and displaced. Thousands of people have now...

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14 million people face hunger in the Horn of Africa

In the Horn of Africa millions of people face hunger because of the continuing drought and ongoing local conflicts. 7.8 million people in Ethiopia and 6.2 million people in Somalia are food insecure. Without intervention,...

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Succesful test of blockchain

First successful test of blockchain for international distribution of aid funding The first in a series of tests looking to bring greater efficiency and transparency into humanitarian funding has taken place with positive results. The...

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Dutch aid organisations join forces in Iraq

For the fourth time in four years, seven Dutch aid organisations, united in the Dutch Relief Alliance, join forces to provide aid to displaced families in Iraq and those returning. The organisations have been working...

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We started life-saving health services in Raqqa

Health services are severely affected by the civil war inside Syria. Many clinics were damaged and had to close or ran out of medicines or medical equipment required to provide effective services, capacities of health...

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START response for flood victims Albania

Since the beginning of December Albania has suffered under the most severe rainfalls ever recorded. Almost 5,000 households have suffered flood damage in Albania and around 600 families are still homeless after being forced to...

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Warning against a false sense of safety in Syria

Thousands of Syrians are still being killed, wounded, displaced, and besieged every day as the war rages on and help is not reaching people in need, the Syria INGO Regional Forum said today. The member...

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Dorcas expands work in Syria

Recently, Dorcas received approval to start an office in Syria. The registration was necessary to provide humanitarian aid within the country. Najla Chahda, Dorcas country director in Lebanon says: ‘We hope that we are able...

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Former prisoner becomes shoemaker

‘I hope that one day I will be able to expand my company and teach others to become great shoemakers.’ James from Tanzania is a former prisoner who is reintegrating into society with the help...

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