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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PAPER: Dorcas – for 40 years and beyond

This year Dorcas marks its 40th year of existence. 40 Years of changes in the world. 40 Years of contributing to sustainable change. Together with so many others, who are part of this global movement for a just and…

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Social and economic inclusion for women and people with disabilities in South Sudan

Being proud of yourself, your abilities and of what you do. But also others who are proud of you, what you contribute to your family and community. This is the heart of the new Pride!…

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CNC starts a campaign to help corona virus victims

CNC, a Dutch Christian relief alliance that consists of Dorcas, EO Metterdaad, Red een Kind, Tearfund, Woord en Daad and ZOA, started a campaign to provide relief in countries that suffer greatly from the pandemic….

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A UN Convention for the Rights of Older People

Older people’s health and lives have been at particular risk from COVID-19. Their rights have been denied and disproportionately affected in public health responses to the pandemic across Europe. Governments have not always treated older…

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Faith@Work

Dorcas is a Christian organisation with biblical values. Faith@Work expresses our desire to work God’s way – His principles will be applied across all our approaches and intervention areas and reflects our core way of…

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Peacebuilding and reconciliation

Dorcas sets out to support peacebuilding processes in (post) war settings and mitigate the risk of relapsing into conflict by addressing the root causes. We also work to restore broken relationships between conflicting groups or…

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Social Inclusion

Social inclusion is an essential component of our work. Across our countries of operation, we seek to reverse the exclusion and stigmatisation of individuals or groups in society while enhancing access to social protection structures…

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Restoring damaged housed and rebuilding businesses

70,000 damaged houses. This is the most visible effect of the explosion in Beirut last summer. Many businesses are also damaged. Sole proprietorships are severely hit. The Joint Response in Lebanon assists with repairing houses…

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Netherlands Ambassador Commends Dorcas Beirut Response

Last week, the Chargée D’affaires of the Netherlands Embassy in Lebanon, Frederique de Man, paid a visit to our community centre in Beirut where she praised Dorcas’ emergency response to the 4 August port blasts….

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Beirut residents traumatised and financially affected by the explosion

The consequences of the explosion in Beirut are immense. Adults and children carry the traumatic experience with them every day. Many people lost not only their homes as a result of the explosion but also…

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REPORT: COVID-19 and the Rights of Older People in Developing Countries

The COVID-19 pandemic and in fact all crises – acute or prolonged – remind us that human rights need to be central in all recovery and development efforts. The Sustainable Development Goals will only be…

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Rising prices and an increase in COVID-19 infections are causing a great need for food and hygiene kits in Beirut

Shortage of food is a major emerging problem in Lebanon. In the past year, prices for food have increased considerably due to the bad economic situation. In addition, many people lost their source of income…

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