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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Transparent reporting

The Transparant Prijs (Transparency Award) was established by PWC for social organisations that raise funds in the Netherlands and allocate funds and/or goods to charity. The award goes to the charity that best informs donors in its annual…

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Dorcas helps in Ukraine

The situation in Eastern Ukraine is getting worse. More than 1.4 million people have fled their their homes and are in need of humanitarian help. Dorcas has been active in this part of the country…

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Message from Iraq

Representatives of Dutch NGOs are in northern Iraq for a needs assessment. Joop, on this mission for Dorcas, reports the following from Erbil : ‘This morning the three of us on this assessment mission together with…

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Dorcas assesses needs in Dahouk

Ethnicity is a serious problem in north Iraq and lies at the root of the conflicts in the region. Dorcas aims not only to provide relief but also to introduce peace and reconciliation mechanisms to…

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Dorcas helps in north Iraq

On 13 August, Dorcas started a relief campaign in northern Iraq for the refugees and displaced people. Dorcas’ partner organisation in Erbil had already been active in helping refugees since June.  With the partner organisation, Dorcas provides food, matrasses, cooking supplies…

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Peace and reconciliation training

Dorcas facilitated a Peace and Reconciliation training for church leaders, local leaders, chiefs and anyone was was interested. The training took place from 20 to 25 July and was facilitated by Dorcas staff member Thomas Anei Deng….

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Heart-breaking or heart-warming

by Ine Voorham, chairperson Dorcas Supervisory Board Incredible, how sad situations can at the same time be encouraging. Hearts symbolise love and affection. We all know them. Those pictures of clouds that look like hearts…

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The Dorcas Summer Campaign has kicked off!

While the world championship football tournament is being played in Brazil, and all the competing countries are hoping to win the Cup, Dorcas has ambitions too: a world without poverty. That is why Dorcas wants…

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Disaster relief for South Sudanese refugees

‘People are suffering from thirst’ – South Sudanese fugitives looking for safety arrive in places where there is not enough water, very little food and hardly any provisions such as medical supplies. Some South Sudanese…

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1100 people treated in mobile hospital

Over 1.100 people have been treated in the Hospitrailer, the mobile hospital in Homs, Syria. Many of the patients are victims of the civil war, that destroyed half of the hospitals in this country.  Thirty percent…

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