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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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International Women's Day

The 8th of March was International Women’s Day. This is an important day for Dorcas because standing up for women’s rights plays a crucial role in the way the organisation operates. Mona Wissa, country director...

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Dorcas supports 518 families in Zakho

Zakho is one of the largest cities in the province of Duhok in Northern Iraq, near the Turkish border. Dorcas, together with Medair, supports 518 families in this city;  providing vouchers for the purchase of heaters, stoves,...

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Relief in Ukraine

The tension is escalating between Ukraine and Russia over the disputed territory of Crimea. Over 1.4 million people flied from their homes. Dorcas has been rendering humanitarian relief in Ukraine since June. A group of Dorcas employees recently...

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Thousands receive medical care in Hospitrailer

In 2013, Dorcas joined forces with the International Red Cross, Cordaid, the Syrian Ministry of Health and Hospitainer to finance a mobile hospital in Syria. Thousands of people received medical help over the past year....

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Winterisation activities in Lebanon

The winter storm ‘Zina’ swept across the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon, bringing cold winds, heavy rains and snow, affecting hundreds of thousands of refugees living in tents. Schools and roads were closed and even the...

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Blessed holidays

Dorcas was able to do a lot of good work this year. Thank you for your support. We hope you will join us again next year in helping the poorest of the poor.  

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The many faces of suffering

Dorcas’ country director in Iraq shares some recent experiences: Thousands of Yazidis live in unfinished buildings. Rejected from the areas surrounding Mount Sinjar where they used to live, they sit in the open air, in...

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Give warmth this winter

The days are getting shorter and colder. We turn up the heat and put on a warm sweater. Because we can. In Eastern Europe, where the winter is notoriously cold, it has started to snow...

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Workshops impact lives in South Sudan

Approximately 125 people, mainly women, participated in three peace and reconciliation workshops that were facilitated by the Dorcas Aid International Peace and Reconciliation Team in three counties in Western Bahr el Ghazal State in South...

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Food for now, food security for later

‘The right to adequate food is realized when every man, woman and child, alone or in community with others, has physical and economic access at all times to adequate food or means for its procurement.’...

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