STORIES FROM THE FIELD
"We walked for seven days to find food"
In Southern Somalia, years of conflict makes it difficult to deliver humanitarian aid to rural areas. Combined with a disastrous drought, it has resulted in hundreds of thousands moving to city areas in search of food and water.
Calm under pressure
Not many people can imagine making a 12-hour journey on foot through a heavily mined mountain range, but that’s just one of several harrowing experiences in recent years that have shaped 21-year-old Hussam and developed in him ...
Turning houses into homes for conflict-affected Iraqis in Tikrit
Back in his hometown of Shirqat, Saleh used to spend care-free evenings laughing and joking in his garden surrounded by his family and relatives.
Vincent has big plans - all he needs is a printer
Large numbers of refugees have greatly affected the area where Vincent Kenyi grew up. He now lives in a refugee camp though he is not a refugee. But he is happy about the changes because it has granted him new opportunities to ...
Clean drinking water to conflict-affected Iraqis south of Mosul
A new water treatment plant on the banks of the Tigris River will provide clean drinking water for more than 50,000 Iraqis at the Qayyarah Airstrip Emergency Site, the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) said Thursday.
DRC Sanitation project improves quality of life for conflict-affected residents in Iraqi town
The last time Nureddin’s house was flooded by sewage, his children and pregnant wife were forced to run up to the second-floor of their modest home in the town of Dibis, in Iraq’s Kirkuk Governorate. The culprit was a blocked d...
Promoting durable solutions in Iraq’s conflict-affected communities
The Danish Refugee Council have supported displaced Iraqis with life-skills training and cash for work opportunities, as well as community initiatives that aim to foster better relations among Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs...
Clean water for conflict-affected Iraqis near Mosul
As fighting between government-allied forces and the so-called Islamic State (IS) intensifies in Northern Iraq, adequate access to clean and safe drinking water is becoming increasingly limited with severe damage to water infra...
A Super-hero Mother
Today, countries in the Middle East celebrate Mother’s Day, and with ongoing conflicts in the region, mothers remain vulnerable and continue to face risks in their daily lives. As a mother, widowed and displaced twice, Shada is...
The war in Syria has turned Qutoof into an adult
12-year-old Qutoof has lived half of her life in war. Like many Syrian children, she has become an adult much too early.