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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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