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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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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