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31 Jul 2018 description

DRA: working for increased impact

The new DRA Impact Report provides a summary of our activities during 2017 – including details of joint humanitarian responses in 11 countries.

The Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA) was established in 2015 to improve the effectiveness of the national humanitarian effort. Increased collaboration and a strong commitment to both innovation and the priorities of the UN-endorsed Grand Bargain are at the core of all DRA activities – allowing for humanitarian responses with increased impact.

02 May 2018 description

In the Horn of Africa millions of people face hunger because of the continuing drought and ongoing local conflicts. 7.8 million people in Ethiopia and 6.2 million people in Somalia are food insecure. Without intervention, those numbers are expected to increase drastically. Seven Dutch aid organizations that are part of the Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA) are taking action to help some of the most vulnerable people affected by the crisis.

08 Aug 2017 description

- A new story: We worked on a new story for Dorcas in 2016, with various departments and stakeholders giving their input.

09 Mar 2017 description

Last week, the second phase of the Joint Response in Somalia started. This aid programme consists of Dutch organisations and is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Dorcas joined in August and during this second phase of the programme we will closely work together with Medair.

26 Jul 2016 description

Several Dutch aid organisations have joined their efforts to help drought victims in Somalia, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia. Millions of people are in acute need. The organisations, united as the Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA), offer relief aid as a well as long term aid, to help the people recover.


19 Jul 2016 description

We are now part of the Joint Response in Somalia. In partnership with Medair, we provide aid to victims of the El Niño which has caused both extreme floods and drought. As a result many children are malnourished. According to official statistics, at least 7,000 children were infected with cholera, during the first three months.

Medair has been active in the area for quite some time and will joing them, focusing on water, sanitation and food aid.