Danish Refugee Council Annual Report 2011
THE YEAR AT A GLANCE
West Africa – Emergency aid to refugees from Cote d’Ivoire
DRC established refugee camps and provided basic emergency aid when more than 100,000 refugees crossed the border in connection with the civil war following the election.
The Horn of Africa
Drought and war escalated into a famine disaster requiring rapid response. DRC’s mobile soup kitchens provided food for almost 100,000 people every day when the crisis was at its worst.
The nationwide fundraising event ‘Africa now’ allocated DKK 5.5 million to DRC’s humanitarian activities.
A large DRC project, comprising the construction of more than 1,000 permanent homes for the displacecement-affekted Uzbek minority, commenced in southern Kyrgyzstan.
The Arab Spring – Libya
DRC helped Libyan refugees and migrants crossing the border to Tunisia. After the war, DRC’s Demining Group (DDG) entered Sirte and cleared schools of mines and unexploded ammunition.
DDG contributed to increasing safety in South Sudan by clearing unexploded items and offering mine risk education.
Two new Lærdansk language centres
Lærdansk opened two new language centres in the municipalities Ringkøbing-Skjern and Syddjurs.
Houses shared by young refugees
Integration Network created a better basis for the integration process of young unaccompanied refugees.
Elderly refugees want to return to their countries of origin. The number of repatriates, including refugees and immigrants, increased in 2011.
Integration award to DRC project
A project funded by TrygFonden for ethnic minority boys, Shop ‘N Wash, received the integration award of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration.