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Dorcas disappointed with budget cuts in development cooperation 

The newly formed Dutch government presented the coalition agreement which show significant budgetary cuts within development cooperation. The overall budget will be cut by 2.4 billion euros annually. This means a reduction of no less…

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Column CEO: Freedom

Written by: Agnes Kroese, CEO of Dorcas Freedom?  I’m in Romania.  Together with teacher Christina, I walk through a neighbourhood where most people are Roma. We visit projects of local partner organisations. Suddenly, Julia comes…

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Column CEO: A drop in the ocean

Written by: Agnes Kroese, CEO of Dorcas Surrounded by children, I walk alongside the chief, the local leader of the village. I am back in South Sudan once again. The land I’ve come to call…

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Ioana: ‘I stand up for Roma children’s right to education’ 

Ioana is the Co-founder and Director of ASA Association, an implementing partner of Dorcas. ASA Association aims to fight poverty and exclusion and to develop communities in Romania, especially Roma communities. Ioana: ‘For many Roma,…

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Crisis in Southern Lebanon

The current conflict in southern Lebanon is the latest in the country’s long list of crises. It is further eroding the weak economy, undermining food security and increasing the strain on basic health services. The…

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Ioana: ‘I stand up for the rights of Roma women’ 

Ioana is a project participant of Dorcas Romania.   Ioana: ‘I stand up for the rights of Roma women to an education and a decent job. When I was 18 months old, my left hand was…

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Dorcas Yemen joins call for increased international support amidst deepening crisis

In response to the escalating humanitarian crisis in Yemen, Dorcas Yemen has signed a petition urging the international community to amplify its support for the conflict-torn country. The petition, initiated by the Norwegian Refugee Council…

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World Water Day – A large number of people have limited access to clean drinking water

Clean drinking water is not merely a convenience, it is a fundamental human need and a cornerstone of public health. However, millions of people around the globe still lack access to safe water sources, leading…

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Arendje: ‘I stand up for a flourishing Eastern Europe’ 

Arendje is a thematic expert on Community Safety Nets at Dorcas. She is also one of the driving forces behind CPOE, a network of Christian humanitarian assistance organisations and other NGOs operating in Eastern Europe.   Arendje:…

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Column CEO: Drink water, give life!

Written by: Agnes Kroese, CEO of Dorcas From all sides, women and children come running. By their side, a donkey with empty jerry cans. I am in Yemen. This mountain village depends on only one…

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Bahar: ‘I stand up for women’s inclusion’ 

Bahar is a project participant of Dorcas Iraq.   Bahar: ‘The most pressing need for women in our community is empowerment and gender equality. Women in our community face many challenges, including limited access to education,…

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Abel*: I stand up for women’s rights 

Abel is a Humanitarian Assistance Officer in Yemen.   Abel: ‘Unequal societies are created when people are valued based on characteristics such as skin colour, gender, religion, etc. Discrimination runs rampant and people begin to be…

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Peter: ‘I stand up for the dreams of farmers’

Peter is a Social Empowerment and Protection Expert at Dorcas. Peter is involved with the implementation of the Participatory Integrated Planning (PIP) approach within Dorcas. This approach supports farmers and their families in different countries…

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Solidarity with Ukraine: more urgent than ever

This opinion article is written by Jochem Duinhof. He is a Political Advisor at Dorcas. With this opinion article, he argues for continued support for Ukraine. This article is published in Dutch newspaper Nederlands Dagblad…

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Tabeth: ‘I stand up for Social Justice’ 

Tabeth is the Advocacy Coordinator for the EU-CORD Network based in Brussels.  Tabeth: ‘To commemorate the World Day of Social Justice, I stand up for four principles: human rights, participation, access and equity. By our…

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