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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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Elections in Kenya: do or die race

The Start Network is enabling aid agencies in Kenya act early to mitigate the risk of election violence, in a new way of working for the humanitarian sector. People in Kenya went to the polls…

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Partnerships in Kenya

Dorcas, her local partner North Gem, the local government of Siaya County and water company Maji Milele started a 6-year cooperation this month. These four parties form a public private partnership (PPP). This PPP will…

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Wood Carrier Discovers Her Talents

‘I had no choice but to take the job, even though I heard stories from other women that worried me. Lifting all the firewood gave them a lot of back pain, but still I started…

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Care for Children with a Disability

The eleven year old Nesma used to be stuck at home. Her blindness caused her to barely ever step outside and her fear to be ridiculed stopped her from interacting with others. Nesma’s parents and…

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Dutch organizations support 170.000 war victims in Iraq

In March the Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA) started humanitarian operations to assist 170.000 highly vulnerable Iraqi civilians affected by the ongoing military operations in Mosul and the Tigris corridor. Displaced families as well as returnees…

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Abdia Has Hope for the Future

This is Abdia. She is living with her three sons and five daughters in Meleb, Ethiopia. Until two years ago, it was difficult for Abdia to take care of her family. ‘I never had the…

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Dorcas starts new project with the help of “Pope for Ukraine”

With the help of the “Pope for Ukraine” charity fund, Dorcas Ukraine will provide financial support to 2.500 people who are heavily impacted by the war in Eastern Ukraine. “Pope for Ukraine” awarded a grant…

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