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Denmark’s emergency funding saves lives in Iraq and Tanzania

Denmark’s emergency funding saves lives in Iraq and Tanzania

UNHCR has released USD 2 million from Denmark’s Emergency Reserve Fund to provide immediate help to people who have been forced to flee their homes in Iraq and Burundi. The grants from this fund will provide men, women and children who have abandoned everything with access to basic services and core relief items.

Danish private sector hires refugees – because it’s good business

Danish private sector hires refugees – because it’s good business

The private sector plays a key role in providing opportunities for refugees. From employment, integration and business opportunities, to providing critical goods and services. In Denmark, refugees are offered paid internships in different industries through a...

Syrian mother reunites with children she feared had drowned

Syrian mother reunites with children she feared had drowned

Manal was working for the Syrian Ministry of Justice when the violence of the country’s conflict came too close for comfort. Running out of options, she made a decision that no mother should have to make: she fled for her life, leaving her three children behind....

Denmark funds emergency response for the recent displacement crisis in Diffa, Niger

Denmark funds emergency response for the recent displacement crisis in Diffa, Niger

In 2015, the Lake Chad basin region witnessed increasing waves of violence followed by massive displacement. The Boko Haram group expanded its insurgency from north-eastern Nigeria to neighboring Cameroon, Chad and Niger, killing civilians and uprooting more than 2.7 million people. Since mid-march 2016, the situation in Niger has deteriorated significantly, leading to further displacements and urgent protection and humanitarian needs.

Denmark funds protracted refugee crises in Africa at risk of being forgotten

Denmark funds protracted refugee crises in Africa at risk of being forgotten

UNHCR’s annual meeting of its executive committee, bringing together 140 states, came to a close Friday 9 October. Much attention was focused on the Afghan situation, and the world’s largest humanitarian crisis unfolding in Syria leading to refugees arriving in the thousands in Europe. However, the High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, also urged donor countries not to forget the needs of the millions of people displaced from protracted crises creating refugee emergencies in several regions of Africa.

Denmark supports UNHCR with USD 10.3 million to refugee emergencies

Denmark supports UNHCR with USD 10.3 million to refugee emergencies

UNHCR is grateful for Denmark’s continued strong support to refugee emergencies. Denmark is the only donor to contribute with an Emergency Fund at the start of each year of USD 8.8 million (DKK 50.5 million), which is solely at UNHCR’s discretion to allocate where the need is the greatest.