Agnes Kroese new CEO of Dorcas with effect from September

Agnes Kroese will become the new CEO of Dorcas with effect from 1 September 2022. In her role as Country Director South Sudan, she has been actively involved with Dorcas since 2019. Agnes has held…

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Case Study: Setting up best practice cash programmes through Cash Program Design Wizard

When working on cash programmes it can be an overabundance of information for aid workers with a lot of admin work and time spend on aligning with fellow team members. These programmes in addition tend…

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How the COVID-19 pandemic adversely affected Roma communities

Written by: Ioana Lungoci, Ioana Ghiurau – Dorcas Romania In December 2019, the world heard about the first “pneumonia” cases of unknown cause in China. On 7 January 2020, a novel coronavirus was identified: 2019-nCoV. Since…

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Dorcas and ZOA merge country offices in South Sudan

Dorcas and ZOA are joining forces and will form a partnership in South Sudan. Both organisations have been present in South Sudan for many years and have worked closely together during those years. Per April…

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Vulnerable people in the war

In the past weeks, an estimated 12.65 million people have been affected in the areas hardest hit by the war within Ukraine. About 3 million refugees have fled the country and another 1.85 million people…

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Dutch Relief Alliance provides immediate humanitarian relief in Ukraine

Heavy conflict in Ukraine threatens the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people across the country. The violence has destroyed homes, torn families apart and damaged essential services. Many lives have already been…

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Dorcas response to crisis in Ukraine 

Dorcas is deeply concerned about the unfolding crisis in Ukraine. CEO Leo Visser states: “Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a terrible fact today. It is one of those moments in history that we will remember…

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Case Study: Building Cash Information Management Skills through a newly developed curriculum

The 121 Platform has been designed to help humanitarian INGOs and local NGOs to increase the quality and scale of Cash and Voucher Assistance. Through the 121 Platform they can ensure that people receive Cash…

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Dorcas Moldova commits to another successful Blue Bucket Campaign

For the third time in a row Dorcas Moldova organised a food collection campaign. In a time where a lot of Moldovan struggle with high prices and a worsening health and economic situation, Dorcas Moldova…

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Case Study: Building Cash Products Through Human Centered Design

The complexity of disaster response projects makes it hard for developers to understand how to develop effective digital tools that meet the needs of the users. Human Centered Design is a design and management framework…

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Making humanitarian cash programming easier, safer and faster through the 121 Platform

Most humanitarian organisations, intervene in a combination of sectors, such as shelter, food security, nutrition, education and water, sanitation and hygiene. People affected by crisis or exclusion are living in a variety circumstances and have…

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Portraits of Power: the strength of senior women worldwide

Dorcas launched the Portraits of Power campaign on 1 October 2021: International Day of Older Persons. With International Human Rights Day coming up on the 10th of December 2021, we are zooming in on the…

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Dorcas opens country office in Yemen

Dorcas’ registration process in Yemen was officially completed last November. This means, among other things, that we can start implementing our own activities. Relief remains an important pillar of our work, but in the future…

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Blue Bucket Campaign

The Blue Bucket Campaign is a campaign organised by Dorcas Country Offices in Albania, Romania, Moldova and Ukraine in cooperation with local partner organisation. They organise food collections, in blue buckets, and offer these buckets…

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Portraits of Power: stories of powerful women

Every day, we meet strong senior women who live in difficult circumstances. But despite their circumstances, these women have chosen to empower others and to help them to develop – not only themselves, but also…

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