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03 Jul 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

COPENHAGEN, July 3 (Reuters) - Denmark's newly elected government plans to halve the benefits refugees receive from the state in an effort to slow the flow of asylum seekers into the country, a minister said on Friday.

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22 May 2015 description

The European Commission is facilitating the deployment of a large cargo of equipment to Nepal. International Humanitarian Partnership countries (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Luxembourg) will establish a "base camp" for 60 humanitarian workers to support relief operations in the Sindhupalchowk district.

01 May 2015 description

The Danish government has decided to provide another 20 million DKK to the victims of the disaster in Nepal. The total Danish contribution is now 31.3 million DKK.

The new funding comes after the UN yesterday launched a comprehensive emergency appeal of over 2.8 billion dollars to relief efforts for the next three months. The new Danish grant of 20 million DKK will be divided equally between UNICEF and WFP.

01 May 2015 description

Denmark has been among one of the first countries to respond to the earthquake that occurred in Nepal on 25 April and until now has claimed more than 5000 victims and left millions of people homeless and in critical conditions.

As a response to an appeal from UN, the Danish Emergency Management Team has sent Danish experts and IT equipment to lead the establishment of three communication centres to coordinate the emergency aid in Nepal.

Denmark is now supporting Nepal with 31.3 million DKK for emergency aid.

01 May 2015 description

Denmark has approved 20 million DKK funding to strengthen free and independent media in developing countries and weak states.

Denmark has approved 20 million DKK funding to strengthen free and independent media in developing countries and weak states.

Free and independent media are pivotal for democratic development. This holds true in Denmark as well as abroad, but the issue is particularly important in developing countries and weak states where press freedoms and freedom of expression are sometimes threatened.

01 Apr 2015 description

At the international donor conference for Syria held today in Kuwait, the Danish Minister for Trade and Development, Mr. Mogens Jensen, will publish Denmark’s new commitment of 250 million DKK in 2015 for the victims of the crisis of Syria. Denmark's commitment is 50 million DKK higher than last year.

18 Mar 2015 description

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with Denmark Minister of Trade and Development Cooperation, Mogens Jensen.

In this meeting that took place at the Presidential Palace, the Danish Minister of Trade and Development Cooperation felicitated President Ghani over formation of the new government and commended the efforts of the new Afghan government in the areas of good governance and eliminating corruption as the major demands of donor countries. Minister Jensen also hailed the new initiative of Afghan government against using torture in prisons.

02 Mar 2015 description
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Khartoum, 02 March 2015. The Government of Denmark has contributed DKK15 million (US $2.3 million) to the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) for 2015. Denmark has been a committed supporter of the CHF, having contributed DKK126 million ($ 22.7 million) since 2008. This valuable contribution comes at a critical time when funding for humanitarian action is scarce and humanitarian needs are growing.

20 Jan 2015 description

A Danish vessel carrying vehicles and information technology equipment arrived in Freetown, Sierra Leone today for use in the fight against Ebola in West Africa, where new cases are declining in main towns yet springing up in more sparsely populated areas.

The roll-on-roll-off vessel Ark Futura transported 262 vehicles, along with eight containers of information technology equipment offered as part of the Danish government's support to the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER).

17 Dec 2014 description
report Human Rights Watch

European Governments Should Rely on UN Reports, Support UN Inquiry

(Brussels, December 17, 2014) – A Danish immigration report on Eritrea that suggests changing refugee policy for Eritrean asylum seekers is deeply flawed. Denmark and other European governments should await the outcome of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea, established in June 2014, before considering any major policy changes concerning Eritrea.

12 Dec 2014 description
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A new batch of urgently needed medical and relief supplies is leaving to the Ebola-affected region in West Africa today on board of the Dutch ship "Karel Doorman".

For the second time, as part of the coordinated European response to the Ebola outbreak, the Netherlands has offered to transport vital supplies free of charge. The vessel is carrying 1,500 tons of food for the World Food Programme (WFP) in addition to more than 50 vehicles, medical supplies and protective clothing for health personnel offered by Belgium, France, Germany and the UK.

12 Dec 2014 description

The UK has so far pledged £230 million to help the people of Sierra Leone defeat Ebola. This will build 6 treatment centres across the country, provide food and supplies for thousands of quarantined homes and already has provided over 750 operational beds to isolate and treat cases of Ebola.

As well as giving its own money, Britain has asked other countries across the world to join them in supporting Sierra Leone. So far Norway, Denmark, Cuba, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Canada have all agreed to provide health staff for Sierra Leone.

19 Nov 2014 description

The Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Martin Lidegaard, visited Gaza today to see firsthand the destruction wrought by the summer’s conflict and hear about the long-term financial, humanitarian and political support necessary to help the people of Gaza rebuild.

19 Nov 2014 description

The Danish government has decided to provide an additional USD 19.5 million to strengthen its response against Ebola, including deployment of Danish health care personnel, a base camp to accommodate international health care personnel in Sierra Leone and the setting up of an inter-ministerial task force to coordinate Denmark’s effort.

09 Nov 2014 description


The Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Martin Lidegaard, visited the Gaza Strip yesterday to see first-hand the destruction wrought by the summer’s conflict and hear about the long-term financial, humanitarian and political support necessary to help the people of Gaza rebuild.

01 Oct 2014 description

Today the government presents a large Danish contribution to the international effort against ISIL. It happens after a request from the United States.

The contribution includes a series of diplomatic, civilian and military efforts, including F16 fighter aircrafts, staff support and contributions to capacity building of Iraqi and Kurdish security forces. At the same time, Denmark will strengthen its long-term development- and stabilization efforts in the region.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Martin Lidegaard says: