2012 Annual Report – West Africa
1.1 THE DANISH REFUGEE COUNCIL IN WEST AFRICA
DRC has been working in West Africa since 1998, to support and assist displaced people in southeast Liberia.
Since 2006, DRC has opted for a regional strategy in response to continued conflict and displacement across the border between Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea.
Aiming at reinforcing protection capacities of displaced populations as well as at working implementing sustainable solutions for their return, DRC tries to be present in both communities of origin of refugees and the host communities that welcome them.
Today, DRC operates a regional program in Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea focusing on the border areas. This program includes protection and emergency response, and recovery and reconstruction.
In 2012, DRC worked primarily in 6 sectors: Conflict Prevention, Conflict Resolution and Social Cohesion (3Cs) (including GBV and Child protection), Food Security and Agricultural Development and Income Generation Activities (IGA), Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), and Infrastructure Rehabilitation (IR); All of this with a mainstreaming strategy.
As a consequence, DRC’s zones of intervention in WA are the border areas of Northern Liberia and West CI, South-Eastern Liberia and South West CI and South Eastern Guinea.