In rural villages across north-eastern Uganda, drought is the most feared threat. Despite the Karamoja region receiving rains every season for the past three years, farmers and livestock keepers are apprehensive.
By training teachers how to pass on important safety messages to their students, DCA will protect more South Sudanese children from mine and UXO accidents.
Ambulances are mandatory whenever DanChurchAid’s demining personnel enter the field to remove landmines and unexploded ordnance that have been left behind after armed conflicts. In Libya the ambulance has proved itself to be indispensable on several occasions.
In South Sudan DanChurchAid (DCA) implements Humanitarian Relief, Development and Mine Action initiatives in coordination to assist the local populations most efficiently. The clearance in Kapoeta illustrates how different humanitarian initiatives can be coordinated thereby creating synergies benefitting the impacted populations.
Joining a village savings and loans group called "Buyu" has made Malawian women achieve things they had never even dreamed of. Their lives have improved significantly and they are now positive about the future for themselves and their families.
DCA HMA Case Study, Jonglei, South Sudan
In 2011, Patricia Lukali and a few other community members from the Mwilang’ombe village, Malawi, formed a Village Savings and Loans group with help from DCA.
After joining the group, Patricia has been able to contribute economically to the household income, and the living conditions for her and her family have improved significantly.
In Jonglei and Warrap State in South Sudan the explosive remnants of war (ERW) poses a serious risk to the health and lives of the inhabitants. Especially the many refugees returning to their homes after conflicts are vulnerable.
Since 2001 Israeli military and settlers have destroyed more than 548,000 olive trees and confiscated hundreds of hectares of Palestinian farmland. Earlier this year DCA’s partner Joint Advocacy Initiative (JAI) and 37 international volunteers planted 1600 new olive trees in three villages at the occupied territories.
500 children from 10 schools in Misrata were gathered together on 4th April to commemorate International Mine Awareness Day. All the boys had brought their toy guns with them because they could get LEGO from DanChurchAid instead.