Why ageing of the African continent should be included in the Dutch Africa Strategy

If you look at the figures, there is only one conclusion: Africa is ageing rapidly and will be doing so till at least 2050. It…

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Investing in mental health

Why Dorcas considers mental well-being to be a priority Poverty, disaster and violence impact communities and countries worldwide and have a devastating impact on millions…

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Resilience of Older Persons in a Changing World

The Resilience and Contributions of Older Women A Dorcas inquiry on the situation of older persons in Eastern Ukraine shows that a relatively large number…

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Older people left behind in Dutch foreign policy

Older people are left behind in Dutch foreign policy. They are not mentioned once in the policy note ‘Doen waar Nederland goed in is’ (Doing…

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6 months of aid in Ukraine – DRA partners support thousands with immediate relief, but millions remain in need

After 6 months of war in Ukraine, millions of Ukrainians remain in immediate need of support. Across the country, the Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA) has…

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New CEO of Dorcas Agnes Kroese: ‘I keep hope by looking people in the eyes’

As a small child, Agnes Kroese already wanted to ‘help people abroad’ and she ended up in South Sudan a few years ago. Since the…

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Dorcas Ukraine contributes to evacuation information for Zaporizhya’s residents

Anatoliy Kurtev, secretary of the city council in Zaporizhya, has announced a new information campaign for Zaporizhya’s residents about the procedure for emergency situations. Dorcas…

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Dorcas Mozambique and Start Network begin an emergency response project in Cabo Delgado

Cabo Delgado is a province severely affected by a complex humanitarian crisis with military tension, climate-induced problems and high levels of poverty. Recent attacks carried…

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Digitalising cash: using the 121 Platform to distribute cash in Beirut, Lebanon

People affected by crisis or exclusion have various needs depending on their personal situation. Cash and Voucher Assistance has become a key delivery modality for…

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Emergency aid for Ukranian refugees in Romania shifts to long-term assistance

The flow of refugees from Ukraine to Romania seems to be decreasing, which has consequences for the assistance required. Dorcas Romania will now focus on…

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