Dorcas Ukraine contributes to evacuation information for Zaporishya’s residents

Anatoliy Kurtev, secretary of the city council in Zaporishya, has announced a new information campaign for Zaporishya’s residents about the procedure for emergency situations. Dorcas is one of the partners in this new project. 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 out by armed groups in Cabo Delgado have resulted in…

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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 addressing humanitarian needs as it supports people’s independence and dignity…

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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 long-term support for Ukrainian refugees, especially their psychosocial well-being and…

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REPORT: Older people particularly vulnerable in conflict situations

Dorcas published a report entitled ‘Falling through the cracks’, which concludes that, in Ukraine, older people are particularly vulnerable to suffering the consequences of the war with Russia. The researchers based their conclusion on previously…

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Dorcas Lebanon launches new project supporting Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises affected by Beirut blast

The Beirut blast on August 4 2020, was one of the largest explosions in history that pulverised the port, and damaged over half of Beirut. The explosion had a significant impact on the country which…

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World Refugee Day 2022

89.3 million forcibly displaced worldwide 69% originated from just 5 countries (including 2 countries where Dorcas is active; Syria and South Sudan) 83% hosted in low- and middle-income countries (Source: Global Trends Report UNHCR end…

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Resilience: Annual Report 2021

If there was any year in recent history where the importance of resilience was underlined, it was 2021. On a global scale! The COVID-19 pandemic continued to take its toll and surprised us time and…

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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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