HOPE DESPITE CRISES
With great hopes for the future the new chairman of the board, Paul Mollerup, addressed the annual general assembly in Nyborg, Central Denmark.
“Impressive 1,300 donations for the work are what DanChurchAid receives every day. And this is what has made DCA and our supporters able to contribute to reach four of the MDG. This has given hope for some of the World’s most vulnerable people,” the new chairman of DanChurchAid Paul Mollerup said in his keynote speech at the annual general assembly 2014.
The year 2008 will be remembered by the world's poorest countries as the year when the food crisis really hit with increased food prices resulting in hunger. The World Bank estimates that the number of people living in utmost poverty and hunger increased by more than one hundred million, which means that right now one billion people are starving. This has serious consequences. Every day 24,000 persons die from hunger. Every fifth second a child dies from hunger. The number of malnourished and undernourished persons has increased to two billion.
Every year DanChurchAid reviews its work
The review highlights key operations and development activities, and includes the year's financial statements of where the money went; where the money came from; and what the money was spent on.
This annual report reflects the relief
aid and development assistance provided by DanChurchAid as well as its
DanChurchAid has defined five objectives for its political work:
1. To bring to light the plight of the aids-affected people, so that the world institutions increase their pledges in order to stop the aids disaster in Africa.
2. To bring into focus the caste discrimination in India, so that the old oppressive system is not automatically carried on.