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28 Sep 2018 description

27 September 2018, New York - At this week's United Nations General Assembly, the governments of Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway and the philanthropic foundation Dubai Cares stepped up international funding to support education for girls and boys living in crisis areas, war zones and those uprooted by conflict and disasters, with close to US$70 million in new pledges to Education Cannot Wait (ECW).

21 Jul 2018 description
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02 Feb 2018 description

The planned contribution is announced today in connection with GPE’s conference in Senegal. A Danish priority in the support for GPE is a special focus on marginalized groups and children.

04 May 2017 description

(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).

24 Feb 2017 description

The Danish government is donating DKK 20 million towards Unicef’s efforts to help children and former child soldiers who have fled the terrorist movement Boko Haram in Nigeria and neighbouring countries. Boko Haram has forced 2.2 million people from their homes. The 20 million Danish Kroner donation to Unicef will be announced today at a donor conference in Oslo on the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria and the region around Lake Chad.

The Minister for Development Cooperation Ulla Tørnæs says:

08 Feb 2017 description

Denmark has contributed DKK 25 million (approximately US$ 3.6 million) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of the Agency’s core programmes and services in Lebanon. This contribution will help ensure that it can continue to provide basic services in education, health, relief and social services, and camp improvement to Palestine refugees, providing opportunities for their futures and mitigating the incidence and impact of poverty.

03 Feb 2017 description

COPENHAGEN – A well-timed contribution from Denmark of DKK 15 million (US$ 2.1 million) will help the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) provide life-saving emergency assistance to people affected by drought in Somalia.

22 Sep 2016 description

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Kristian Jensen has allocated 75 million Danish kroner to education projects in Syria and the surrounding areas.

This will be approved when Kristian Jensen meets today with political leaders and more than 100 global companies in order to highlight children and young people’s access to education in humanitarian crises. The Danish aid will go to the new fund Education Cannot Wait, which ensures schooling for children in humanitarian crises such as Syria.

26 Apr 2016 description

Confirmed pledges (persons) since 2013: 130,955
Additional places/visas granted under Other Legal Forms of Admission:* 15,823
Resettlement submissions to the USA: 32,369
TOTAL places made available to date: 179,147

03 Apr 2016 description
report International Alert

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).

06 Feb 2016 description

Humanitarian Overview

Over 15 million people have been displaced due to conflict in Syria and Iraq.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented at least 260,000 Syrians killed in the conflict since it began in 2011. The UN reported at least 26,600 Iraqis killed from 2014-2015 due to acts of terrorism and violence.

89% of Syrian and Iraqi refugees remain in the region.

13.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria, including 4.5 million people living in hard to reach areas.

02 Dec 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Khuchlak, District Quetta, Balochistan – November 2015: “When I was a young boy, neither me nor my parents had any awareness about the importance of education – it was not even a consideration,” says Murtaza Khan, a resident of Killi (village) Haji Mehrab Khan Kakar in Union Council Kuchlak. "Since my father was a farmer, I started working in the fields from an early age and have continued doing the same till this day. Times have changed and now we know that education is important. All four of my children, three boys and a girl, go to school.

12 Oct 2015 description

Pledges confirmed since 2013: 96,688
Additional places/visas granted under other forms of admission: 14,074
Resettlement submissions to the USA: 19,646
TOTAL places made available to date: 130,408

01 Oct 2014 description

Today the government presents a large Danish contribution to the international effort against ISIL. It happens after a request from the United States.

The contribution includes a series of diplomatic, civilian and military efforts, including F16 fighter aircrafts, staff support and contributions to capacity building of Iraqi and Kurdish security forces. At the same time, Denmark will strengthen its long-term development- and stabilization efforts in the region.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Martin Lidegaard says:

25 Jul 2014 description



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22 May 2014 description

New Danish stabilisation and development programme for Syria

31 Dec 2013 description

Executive Summary

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.

20 Jun 2013 description

The government of Denmark and UNRWA have signed a new memorandum of understanding which allows increased Danish funds to UNRWA’s General Fund, providing predictable support to the Agency’s core services in education, health, relief and social services for the period 2013-2015. This memorandum of understanding formalizes an increase in Danish contributions to UNRWA which took place last year, increasing Danish funds from approximately US$ 12.5 million (DKK 70 million) to approximately US$ 16.1 million (DKK 90 million) annually.