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Farmer Field School in Egypt is a major success

November 25th marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Women are often victims of physical and sexual violence and this is especially the case for women in developing countries. Dorcas aims...

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Aid for Mosul Refugees

The Iraqi army and several militias have started a military operation against IS. The fighting put the people living in the area in danger. Christelijk Noodhulpcluster members – Dorcas, Tear, Red een Kind, Woord en...

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DORCAS and REACH partner under the IHPF

Since the 10th of June 2014, Mosul, the second largest city of Iraq, has been under control of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). During this time, the continuing escalation of violence...

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DRA receives one million euros for Mosul

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs donated an additional million euros to help refugees in Iraq. The aid will be carried out by the Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA) which Dorcas is part of. As military...

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Financial Assistance for Refugees

Dorcas increases aid through generous contributions Times are changing in the world or relief aid. Agencies do not primarily distribute food and clothing in emergency situations anymore. Instead, we provide financial support to families and...

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Adopt a child: give hope, give a future

We believe that every child deserves to be taken care of and have a chance to flourish. Our Adopt a Child programme helps vulnerable children that live in poverty. We are grateful for the 2,775...

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Leo Visser appointed Dorcas CEO

We are grateful to announce that Mr Leo Visser has been appointed Dorcas CEO effective 1 January 2017. Earlier this year the Dorcas board decided to change the organisation’s leadership structure, introducing a new CEO...

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Huge potato harvest in Albania

In January of this year, we started a new project in Albania with ‘Kom over en Help’. We are helping 280 families to start their own company so that they are able to increase their...

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Back in South Sudan

A few months ago, Dorcas employee Teuntje had to leave South Sudan because of all the turmoil. She has now returned, after a short period in the Netherlands. She wrote a blog about her departure...

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A personal experience in the Middle East

Dorcas staff members provide humanitarian aid every day, using tailored approaches that suit the situation in various countries. Christel Mulder, program coordinator Disaster Response is visiting projects in Lebanon and Iraq this month. She shares...

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A safe place for Syrian children

Thirteen year old Zeinab from Syria is living in a safe house in Greece, together with her father and sister. After they fled Syria, they ended up in a refugee camp where the conditions were...

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Ukraine Joint Response: relief aid continues

The Ukraine Joint Response, consisting of Dorcas, Cordaid, Save the Children and Terre des Hommes, will continue to provide relief in eastern Ukraine. To help at least 19,000 people, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in...

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Joint relief aid for El Niño victims

Several Dutch aid organisations have joined their efforts to help drought victims in Somalia, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia. Millions of people are in acute need. The organisations, united as the Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA), offer relief...

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Safe haven for vulnerable refugees

The situation in the refugee camps in Greece is dreadful and full of despair. Girls and single women are at risk to be abused and pregnant and sick people lack the aid they need. Refugees...

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Dorcas joins Medair in Somalia

We are now part of the Joint Response in Somalia. In partnership with Medair, we provide aid to victims of the El Niño which has caused both extreme floods and drought. As a result many...

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