STORIES FROM THE FIELD

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Doctor wants to be a rapper

19.01.2017

21 year old Doctor Stephen Nyang has found new faith in his future after the Danish Refugee Council opened a youth centre in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in northern Kenya. He comes here every day to practice his passion: music.

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DDG removes unexploded ordnances and marks the start of the EOD operation in Libya

18.01.17

With the removal of two unexploded items in Tripoli and Sebha, the Danish Demining Group (DDG) is pleased to announce the start of the explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) activities in Libya. This marks the beginning of a long an...

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Home is where familiarity is: a Syrian brings art to a refugee camp

03.01.17

As a part of DRC’s efforts to make life in the Azrag Refugee Camp more bearable, a young father is now painting shelters in the camp, which generates an income for him and hope for others.

Mahmoud And His Children

A Father’s Odyssey

30.12.2016

Mahmoud, 34, is one of 9,377 Syrians that have lodged their relocation requests with the Greek Asylum Service in 2016. His 3 years long Odyssey from Homs of Syria to the European soil - less of an adventure and more of a traged...

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DRC Celebrates graduation of first class from Tamkeen livelihood centre in Azraq, Jordan

20.12.16

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) recently celebrated the graudation of the first Syrian refugee trainees from the advanced sewing and tailoring course at the Tamkeen Livelihood Centre in Azraq refugee camp in Jordan.

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Sahara’s forgotten refugees

09.12.2016

A 28-year-old woman, born and raised in the Dakhla refugee camp, is seeking to re-define her identity and create a better life for her and her family. With help from the Danish Refugee Council, she is now an entrepreneur with a...

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Job Center provides livelihood support for IDPs, refugees and host community in Iraq

05.12.2016

A Job Seeker Support Center, close to Erbil in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, run by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and UN Development Programme (UNDP) reaches more than 10,000 beneficiaries, who are provided with access to su...

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A different Olympic story

28.11.2016

A baseball stadium built for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens has been given a new, unexpected life as a temporary home for over 400 refugees. With temperatures dropping, the refugees and asylum seekers living in tents on the f...

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“I am now earning a salary because of my donkey”

17.11.2016

When most people think of a donkey, they think of it as a beast of burden but for 49-years-old Safia Hassan Guled, her donkey is her source of income, thanks to the grant that she has received from the Danish Refugee Council.

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“Education is my light” – DRC’s Numeracy and Literacy Assistance is Changing Refugee Lives

17.11.2016

DRC’s classes are changing the life for refugees in the Ali Addeh camp. Education and assistance is helping refugees to start their own businesses and they dream big.