Author: Manfred Arlt, Norwegian Church Aid, WASH advisor
DanChurchAid /Norwegian Church Aid provide WASH, Nutrition and Health service to vulnerable Palestinians in Gaza
57 leaders of faith and religious organisations, groups and communities, call for national governments and their leaders to ensure that internally displaced people get the help they need
One year passed since the beginning of the exodus of an estimated 706,000 Rohingya refugees from Rakhine State, Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh following what the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights called a “textbook example” of ethnic cleansing. The newly arrived Rohingya in Cox’s Bazar have joined hundreds of thousands who were part of previous waves of displacement from Myanmar.
27 June 2018: Joint statement by 26 international NGOs in Uganda on the need for urgent action to address gaps in funding for the refugee response.
1.1 Project Background
World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) have made a strategic decision to transition from material aid support to refugees to cash based transfers. This is driven by the increasing cost of delivering food and material aid. Close to US$12,000,000 is spent monthly on food distribution. The decision is supported by research that shows that beneficiaries make smart spending decisions that mitigate against food insecurity.
This paper will present evidence on how cash transfers empowers conflict affected populations. The evidence is based on two projects implemented by DCA in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement in Uganda. Furthermore, the paper present evidence on how the two projects successfully linked cash and protection. 14, 520 beneficiaries (80% females) including 26 vendors benefited from the projects.
Ahead of the First Formal Consultations for the Global Compact on Refugees, 14 international NGOs and InterAction signed a statement in which they reflect on the Zero Draft of the Global Compact on Refugees, including their recommendations to ensure that the Compact leads to a better response to the large movement of refugees, greater equity across States, and support refugees to live in safety and dignity.
The Policy and Advocacy Task Team of the Gender-based Violence Area of Responsibility (GBV AoR) 1 recognizes the continuing generosity of the Government and people of Bangladesh in keeping their borders open to the hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing conflict and violence in Myanmar.
The GBVAoR, in support of the Bangladesh GBV Sub-Sector, calls upon donors and states to:
Six weeks since August 25th - after the eruption of fresh terror in Rakhine State of Myanmar - the number of Rohingyas coming across the border to Bangladesh is slowly diminishing.
By Ishwar Rauniyar
However, the situation is far from normal. Thousands of Rohingyas are still living on one meal a day. The government and non-governmental agencies, including DCA, are working tirelessly to help these refugees fulfill their basic needs.
Over the past few decades Zambia has experienced climatic hazards such as droughts, seasonal and flash floods, extreme temperatures and very dry spells. Of course different parts of the country have been affected differently but the impact on communities has been immense both economically and otherwise.
By Bellah Zulu
Humanitarian Organizations call for immediate humanitarian access to those in need:
One month since the 25 August attacks and subsequent security response, INGOs in Myanmar are increasingly concerned about severe restrictions on humanitarian access and impediments to the delivery of critically needed humanitarian assistance throughout Rakhine State.
An unique partnership between the Ministry of Health, Augusta Victoria Hospital, Juzoor for Health and Social Development, UNRWA, World Diabetes Foundation and DCA/NCA was launched yesterday in Ramallah
DCA helps in providing sustainable livelihood solutions through a fish farm in the flood affected communities of far-west Nepal
A group of 40-45 women and men clad in vibrant colored clothes collectively greet us with a cheerful ‘Namaste’ as soon as we enter the village. It is still waterlogged and marshy due to rains the night before. As we make our way through the slippery alleys, the villagers welcome us with garlands.
Following the massive flood, thousands of people in Southern Nepal are going through a miserable life. Several governmental and non-governmental agencies, including DCA, are in the field to support these affected families and help them get over the difficulties they are facing.
By Ishwar Rauniyar, Saptari, Communication Officer, DCA
The following is a press release (408.34 kB) signed by 35 INGO's working in the Central African Republic
Bangui, August 11th 2017
Following the escalation of violence in many parts of the country, NGOs signatories, members of the INGO Coordination Committee (CCO) in the Central African Republic (CAR) call for an increased protection of civilians and an improved humanitarian access to allow the affected population access to vital aid.
As NGOs working across CAR, we witness the impact of violence on the civilian population on a daily basis:
COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE
RCA : Le regain de violence contre les civils menace la fourniture de l’aide humanitaire essentielle et la survie des populations fragilisées par la crise.
DCA has been granted 45m DKK (7m US$) for development activities in Zimbabwe over the next four years
Most of the money comes from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), while the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and several smaller donors has granted the rest. The funds will be used to build resilience among the poor rural population and make them less vulnerable when the harvest fails.