Denmark has pursued increasingly restrictive immigration and asylum policies. During the past three years, the country has adopted some 70 immigration-related amendments aimed at intensifying restrictions, dramatically cut back its asylum recognition rate, and called for detaining as many failed refugees as possible. Observers have repeatedly criticised the penitentiary-like conditions of Denmark’s main immigration detention centre as well as inadequate efforts to identify victims of torture, who can be subject to detention.
Push for transfers at any cost – the Dublin system in 2017
The 2017 Dublin Update, published by the Asylum Information Database, releases figures for 18 European countries revealing an increase in transfers in the aftermath of European Union and domestic political commitments for a stricter enforcement of the Dublin system.
The Danish Refugee Appeals Board issued a decision yesterday to suspend transfers to Hungary under the Dublin Regulation in four cases.
(New York, May 3, 2017) – By endorsing the Safe Schools Declaration, Denmark has become the 64th country to join a rapidly expanding community of states committed to protecting education during armed conflict, said the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA).
The recent years of war in Syria and Iraq has led to the displacement of 14.5 million children, women and men. Most of them are seeking refuge in neighbouring countries. The 2016 annual donation from HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark’s foundation, The Mary Foundation, of DKK 250,000 will be given to the long-term efforts to support the many refugees in Jordan, carried out by the Danish Refugee Council.
KAHRAMANMARAŞ, Turkey – The Danish Refugee Council on Tuesday opened the first Community Centre (CC) in Kahramanmaraş province, Turkey, hosting more than 80,000 Syrian refugees.
The new ECHO-funded CC is part of a bigger programme of centers that DRC is implementing in center Turkey. Through all type of services, DRC supported more than 137,000 Syrian refugees in 2015 alone, in close collaboration with the authorities.
"Our top priority is to provide essential support to both the refugee and Turkish host community," said DRC Secretary General Andreas Kamm.
Workshop explores integration of young refugees in Denmark and Middle East
International Alert, together with the University of Copenhagen and Roskilde University in Denmark, recently organised a two-day workshop on the challenges and opportunities for meaningfully including Syrian refugees in host societies in Denmark and the Middle East (in particular Egypt, Lebanon and Turkey).
Brussels, 8 January 2016 – The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is concerned at the recent news that Sweden has reinstated identity checks at its border with Denmark. Sweden has a long tradition of protecting refugees and defending human rights. In fact, in 2015, the country received the highest number of refugees per capita in the EU, approximately 163,000 asylum applications in total. Civil society and NGOs like JRS Sweden have worked to welcome the new arrivals.
VOICE (Voluntary Organisations in Cooperation in Emergencies) is the main NGO interlocutor on EU humanitarian affairs and brings together 84 NGOs. One of the main priorities of the network is to monitor funding for humanitarian aid and to use its collective influence to ensure NGOs’ expertise and experience are heard and brought into the relevant fora.
Es necesario actuar para ofrecer ayuda y refugio y poner fin al derramamiento de sangre
Para la comunidad internacional, la llegada de decenas de miles de sirios a las fronteras europeas y las estremecedoras muertes de hombres, mujeres, niños y niñas durante el peligroso viaje para llegar hasta ellas se han convertido en un brutal recordatorio de la tragedia en la que está sumido el pueblo sirio. La desesperación en la que se ve sumida la población siria lleva a que muchas personas tengan que asumir riesgos inmensos para ellas y sus familias.
Il faut agir pour offrir assistance et refuge et mettre fin au bain de sang
L’arrivée ces dernières semaines de dizaines de milliers de Syriens aux frontières de l’Europe et la mort choquante de femmes, d’enfants et d’hommes lors de leur périple périlleux, secouent la communauté internationale et l’interpellent devant la tragédie qui engloutit le peuple syrien. Leur désespoir est tel que les Syriens en sont venus à prendre d’immenses risques pour eux-mêmes et leurs familles.
Action needed on aid, refuge, and to end the bloodshed
Author: Caroline Baudot, Oxfam Humanitarian Policy Adviser; Daniel Gorevan, Oxfam Campaigns and Policy Manager, Syria crisis
The arrival of tens of thousands of Syrians to Europe’s borders and the shocking deaths of women, children and men on their perilous journey has been a sharp reminder to the international community of the tragedy engulfing the people of Syria. Syrians put themselves and their families at so much risk only out of sheer desperation.
AS European leaders seek to deal with what an EU (European Union) representative called the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War, The Salvation Army is responding across the continent, providing practical, emotional and spiritual support.
European Governments Should Rely on UN Reports, Support UN Inquiry
(Brussels, December 17, 2014) – A Danish immigration report on Eritrea that suggests changing refugee policy for Eritrean asylum seekers is deeply flawed. Denmark and other European governments should await the outcome of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea, established in June 2014, before considering any major policy changes concerning Eritrea.
People from all over the world go to Skive in Denmark every summer to participate in one of the world’s best explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) courses conducted by DanChurchAid
A military four wheeled drive vehicle stops on a narrow dirt track.
Three men of very different appearance jump out of the vehicle. They are Ahmed Noamann from Lebanon, Servias Tasanangurwa from Zimbabwe and Jack Campbell from Australia.
Ahmed goes over to a person in a black jacket and green pants who is standing and waiting on the road.
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Denmark has destroyed its entire stockpile of cluster bombs almost five years in advance of the eight-year deadline set by the convention. This is a strong signal in the global fight against cluster munitions.
DanChurchAid (DCA) commends the Danish authorities for getting rid of the Danish stockpile of cluster munitions four and a half years before the deadline set in the Convention on Cluster Munitions.
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 26 Feb 2014 04:00 PM
Author: Alex Whiting
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Several Western governments have announced cuts in aid to Uganda after President Yoweri Museveni signed a law imposing harsh penalties for homosexuality.
A core objective in IDSN’s advocacy for the elimination of caste discrimination is to influence policy makers and international institutions. In respect to parliamentary action, 2013 became one of the most productive years in IDSN’s history; the results constitute years of advocating for the human rights of Dalits and others affected by caste discrimination with EU and UN institutions.