Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Mekunu - May 2018
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Somalia: Flash Floods - Apr 2018
- Somalia: Measles Outbreak - Dec 2016
- Somalia: Floods - May 2016
- Somalia: Cholera Outbreak - Apr 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Megh - Nov 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Chapala - Nov 2015
- Somalia: Floods - Oct 2015
- Somalia: Drought - 2015-2018
Maps & Infographics
DENMARK LAUNCHES EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND
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.
The Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Ulla Tørnæs, is now increasing Denmark’s humanitarian assistance to combat the acute food security crisis in the Horn of Africa and Yemen. Denmark will provide 300 mio. DKK (approx. 42,8 mio. USD) in humanitarian assistance to the World Food Programme (WFP), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and to Danish NGO’s working in the affected countries.
Today, the Danish government has presented the draft Finance Act for 2016. In the draft Finance Act, the government plans to focus Danish development cooperation on 14 priority countries.
The International Contact Group for Somalia (ICG) will meet in Copenhagen on 29-30 September 2011 to discuss the current political situation in Somalia and the process towards stabilisation and peace in the country. National, regional and international stakeholders - including representatives from Africa, Europe, US and regionale and international organizations - will participate in the discussions on the latest developments in Somalia and the implementation of the Road Map for ending the transitional process.
Since the end of June, Denmark has provided the following grants in support of the victims of the drought in the Horn of Africa:
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.
Introduction. The Dadaab refugee complex in Kenya's North Eastern Province comprises the three camps of Dagahaley, Hagadera and Ifo, which officially accommodate around 270.000 predominantly Somali refugees.
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.
Under impression of the still increasing figures on flood victims and the urgent need to provide assistance, The Danish Government decided in an emergency meeeting on 31 December to increase its allocation to assistance to the many flood victims to 300 mio. DKR, app. 55 mio. USD.
In light of the new dire disaster figures, the Danish Government has decided to increase its contribution to assistance to the many flood victims to 95 mio. DKR, app. 18 mio. USD.
The Danish Emergency Management Agency has been asked by the UN to take the lead on the establishment of a coordination center in Banda Aceh, Sumatra.