Denmark has been selected by The World Bank Group (WBG) and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as host country for a new WBG-UNHCR Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement.
The Joint Data Center, which will be located in the UN City in Copenhagen, will strengthen collection, analysis and sharing of data on forcibly displaced persons and host communities. The Center will be established with support from Denmark and other actors.
The RDPP is a multidonor programme operating in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq to plan, mitigate and maximise the positive effects of the presence of refugees from Syria. The four-year programme was launched in 2014 with a budget of DKK 315 million, Denmark and the EU being the largest donors. The programme is managed by the MFA.
Minister for Development Cooperation, Ulla Tørnæs, has signed a Letter of Intent regarding a Danish donation of 60 million DKK to the UN World Food Programme’s, WFP’s, work with women’s and girls’ access to contraception in humanitarian crisis.
WFP’s primary task is distribution of food, but there are many advantages by using the distribution of food in connection with other organizations’ work, especially when it comes to contraception and information on sexual health.
The conflict in Syria has recently entered its eight year, and, according to the UN, more than 12 million people have been forced to flee, either internally or to the neighboring countries. The need for humanitarian aid and assistance in Syria and the neighboring region is enormous. Today, Minister of Development Cooperation Ulla Tørnæs announces a historically large contribution of DKK 730m to the crisis. This happens at an international conference hosted by the UN and the EU in Brussels.
The Danish Government sends DKK 10 million to the displaced people and refugees of the humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Democratic Republic of Congo faces a worsening humanitarian crisis as a result of the increasing violent conflict.