Recommendations for WASH from Minister Ploumen

26 civil society organisations have joined hands and have sent 11 recommendations to Minister Ploumen of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. The recommendations cover various topics such as access, sustainability, governance and finance for clean…

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Start distributions parcels for refugees

Last Saturday the distributions of food/hygiene parcels have started at the Gevgelija transit centre. At the moment Dorcas is distributing 150 family parcels a day, benefiting around 750 people a day. The flow of refugees…

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Dorcas Assists Refugees Coming to Europe

Dorcas Aid International has started an emergency response effort to the growing refugee crisis in Eastern Europe. More than 50,000 people have passed through Greece into Macedonia on their way to the European Union and…

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Eye to eye

The past week and a half I’ve been working in Iraq with the team here on the financial side of things. During one of the days I went along on an assessment trip to some…

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Another Hospitainer to Syria

In July, a new hospitainer left from Antwerp to Idlib, Syria. In 2013, Dorcas sent its first mobile hospital, the hosptainer to Homs (Syria). Many citizens and victims of the civil war have received medical…

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Clean, safe and sustainable water

Mr Omondi Oyier is head teacher of Sirandu Primary School. The school begun in1983 and currently has a population of 393 pupils of whom 183 are girls. Mr Oyier was transferred to head the school…

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Making a difference in 2014

Impact Dorcas reached 356,832 people in 2014. Health In 26 projects in Albania, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Ukraine, Russia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa  and South Sudan –  45,122 people gained (improved) access to health…

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1.3 million refugees in Lebanon

NGOs in Syria call on the international community to support Lebanon in shouldering the enormous burden of hosting large numbers of refugees on behalf of the rest of the world. ‘The Syrian refugee crisis has surpassed…

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A life changed in South Sudan

This is the story of Akol Albino Joseph and how the Dorcas child care and development centre changed his life. Akol is South Sudanese by nationality and Dinka by tribe. Akol’s father was serving in…

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Annual Report 2014

With gratitude, Dorcas looks back on the past year in the Annual Report 2014. The report is available online. Annual report 2014 The annual report provides comprehensive information about the implemented projects, the results, communication…

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Dorcas helps in the Middle East

Twelve million people in Syria are in dire need of humanitarian aid. The country is suffering one of the darkest periods in history. With 7.6 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) and 4 million refugees, it…

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Disaster relief in Nepal

Together with the other members of the Dutch Christian Disaster Relief Cluster, Dorcas is offering relief in Nepal after the earthquake that struck the country on 25 April. The relief programme includes the provision of food,…

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Dorcas celebrates anniversary

In celebration of its 35th anniversary, Dorcas is staging the Dorcas Experience Day on 16 May 2015. On this day, Dorcas wants to thank sponsors, volunteers and the many other people who have contributed to the work of Dorcas…

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Update: Relief in Ukraine

The situation in East Ukraine continues unstable. There are more than 1.1 million displaced people and refugees. Dorcas investigated the conditions extensively by interviewing refugees, local partners, governments and representatives of the United Nations. No food or…

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World Water Day

Four hundred children in the Shokut region in Kenya experience clean drinking water for the first time in their lives. Dorcas built a pipeline with four taps at the school these children attend. Many children…

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