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Face Down documentary shows situation in Ukraine

The number of people who are displaced, wounded and deceased in eastern Ukraine keeps growing. The need hasn’t been this great since the conflict started. Nearly 9,500 people died and over 21,000 were wounded. Cordaid,...

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Dorcas joins 'Start Network'

Dorcas joined ‘Start Network’: an international network in that consists of 39 international aid organisations. Start Network exists so that organisations can respond better, more quickly and more effectively when a major disaster happens. We...

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Dorcas organises water campaign

Andijk, June 28, 2016. We are organising a water campaign in the Netherlands and we are challenging people to only drink water, instead of other beverages. Not buying any beverages or drinks saves the averages...

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Annual Report: relief aid tripled in 2015

In 2015, Dorcas helped 373,375 people in emergency situations; more than three times as many as last year. Many were displaced because of the earthquake in Nepal, others were refugees from Syria and Iraq and...

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What we will do after the Humanitarian Summit

On May 23 and 24, the World Humanitarian Summit took place in Istanbul. The summit was initiated by UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon to improve relief aid for a rapidly increasing number of conflict and...

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Responding to migrants and refugees

The Syrian refugee crisis is one of the largest movements of displaced people in Europe since World War II. Dorcas is currently helping out, focusing on those who are most vulnerable, such as children, elderly,...

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Halima flourishes

Until three years ago, Halima often dreamt of having her own company but she needed some money to get things started. Without money, bringing her dream into realization was impossible. The life of this sixty...

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Ukraine faces major humanitarian crisis

Currently, 1.6 million people are displaced and 3.1 million people are in acute need because of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The Ukraine Joint Response, a cooperation between Cordaid, Dorcas, Save the Children and Terres...

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Twelve million for relief in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan

The Syria Joint Response, which Dorcas is part of, along with eleven other organisations, receives twelve million euros from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The organisations offer relief to approximately 570,000 victims of the...

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Dialogue between women and men in projects

Today, International Women’s Day is celebrated all over the world. It is all about women’s rights issues and it is an important day for Dorcas. In Egypt, Dorcas country director Mona Wisse fights for women’s...

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New Sustainable Project in Albania

Dorcas and ‘Kom over en help’ will support a three-year project in Northern Albania that will enable 280 families to be able to start an agricultural company. Thereby these families are able to support themselves...

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Christian Relief Alliance helps El Niño victims

Large parts in Africa are on the verge of a humanitarian disaster because of a severe drought. Millions of people are hungry and there is a huge shortage of water that is causing harvests to...

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Visiting the Adopt a Granny project in Egypt

Dorcas employee Anneke Schaap recently met granny Hanijah in Egypt. It turned out to be an important meeting and it became clearly demonstrated the impact of the Adopt a Granny programme in the lives of...

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Humanitarian aid for displaced in Ukraine

Press release Andijk, Netherlands, January 12,2016. In December 2015, the Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA), started providing humanitarian aid to displaced people in Ukraine. Over five million people have been directly affected by the conflict and...

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A worthy existence for everyone

A few days ago, Dorcas launched a campaign to acquire new sponsors for grannies in Eastern Europe and Africa. Many elderly live in a miserable situation and they have to choose between medication, firewood or food....

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