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14 Sep 2012 description

Last year more than 13 million people were starving in the Horn of Africa. People were driven to leave their homes in search of water and food.

Dan Church Aid, a member of ACT Alliance and our other partners were immediately ready with emergency relief. Thanks to the long-term commitment the Alliance has had in the region, this assistance has saved many lives.

21 Dec 2011 description
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By Tove Gerhardsen

With 159 countries having joined the Landmine Ban Treaty sine it came into force in 1997, it can already be considered a huge success in terms of international law. But with three countries laying new landmines in 2011, it is clear that the work of ridding the world of landmines is far from over.

This was the conclusion of a meeting of state parties to the Mine Ban Treaty that took place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on 27 November – 2 December 2012, at which DanChurchAid (DCA) also took part.

24 Jun 2009 description
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1. Background

The impact of Armed Violence, whether in the context of crime or full-blown conflict, is widely acknowledged by states and civil society as a major constraint to poverty reduction and the enjoyment of human rights. This programme policy aims to set out how DanChurchAid (DCA) can contribute to efforts to reduce armed violence through focusing on the demand, supply and misuse of small arms and light weapons (SALW).

15 Jan 2007 description
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The key to a permanent solution in Somalia - if such one can be found at all - is a new government which really represents and is backed by the Somalian people, says Lars Jørgensen, DanChurchAid, who has year-long experience with the Horn Africa region.

29 Dec 2006 description
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Copenhagen, 29/12/2006: DanChurchAid fears that Ethiopian military intervention in Somalia will result in prolonged fighting and thus many civil victims - and thousands of new refugees in the war-torn country on the Horn of Africa.

"We follow the situation by the hour. We fear that thousands of people will flee from the war to neighbouring countries. Therefore we are searching for relief items on the international market in order to be prepared for an immediate operation," says Henrik Stubkjær, DanChurchAid Secretary General.

09 Apr 2006 description
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East Africa is in the grip of its worst drought for more than 20 years. The UN estimates that more than 8 million people across eastern Africa are in desperate need of food and water.