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12 Jun 2017 description


by Hara Caracostas
05 Jun 17

Denmark has launched an emergency relief fund, drawing on the Start Fund’s experience, to allow the country’s grassroots organisations to respond to crises around the world. The Danish Emergency Relief Fund (DERF) is also open to funding for smaller NGOs within countries affected by crisis.

30 Nov 2010 description

Executive summary

The present study of UNDP, UNICEF, and UNFPA's engagement in post conflict and fragile situations challenges and opportunities for on-the-ground delivery, drawing on findings from the organisations programmes in Zimbabwe, Liberia, Sudan and Somalia.

13 Nov 2008 description

Much of the loss of life in the great cyclone Nargis in Myanmar could have been avoided. Humanitarian organizations urge governments to take action before the disasters hit.

Every year natural disasters are becoming more frequent and the humanitarian consequences of global climate change more devastating. But much could be done to predict storms, floods and droughts and to communicate them effectively, UN Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees L.

27 Mar 2007 description

Mr. Akwasi Osei-Adjei, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ghana, and Dr. Per Stig Møller, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark, have made the following statement in connection with their meeting in Copenhagen, March 26, 2007:

"We are alarmed at the security situation and the consequences it has on the humanitarian relief operation in Darfur. The continued attacks on civilians, relief workers and peacekeepers are unacceptable. We urgently need to see a drastic improvement on the ground.

22 Nov 2006 description

The minister for development co-operation decides to donate relief funds to Sudan, despite the government there cancelling her fact-finding trip

The minister for development co-operation, Ulla Tørnæs, announced Tuesday that Denmark would donate DKK 50 million (EUR 6.7 million) to humanitarian work in Sudan's Darfur province.

Some 200,000 people have been killed in Darfur and 3 million people made refugees during the conflict between rebels and government sponsored militias.

Tørnæs said the aid could be seen as a rebuttal to the Sudanese government's decision to deny her …

06 May 2005 description

Logistical problems have Danish troops cooling their heels instead of being sent to Sudan.

The Danish contingent to the UN peacekeeping force in Sudan, authorised by parliament last week, will be cooling its heels at home in Denmark for at least a month. Problems constructing the contingent's camp has meant that only four of the planned 45 peacekeepers have been deployed.

'It is correct that the Danish soldiers can't be deployed. Right now, there is only an empty field for them to live in,' said Col.