DanChurchAid supports its partners in the South in the struggle against poverty and inequality and in their work to improve living conditions and ensure respect for human rights.
At DCA we believe that quality and accountability initiatives are as vital and important as ever. We know that by participating at the highest level of such initiatives, we can have a much bigger impact on people’s lives than if we tried to do it alone.
Here you can read about the many different ways in which we work with quality assurance and accountability:
1. The Humanitarian imperative comes first.
2. Aid is given regardless of the race, creed or nationality of the recipients and without adverse distinction of any kind. Aid priorities are calculated on the basis of need alone.
3. Aid will not be used to further a particular political or religious standpoint.
4. We shall endeavour not to act as instruments of government foreign policy.
5. We shall respect culture and custom.
6. We shall attempt to build disaster response on local capacities.
7. Ways shall be found to involve programme beneficiaries in the management of relief aid.
8. Relief aid must strive to reduce future vulnerabilities to disaster as well as meeting basic needs.
9. We hold ourselves accountable to both those we seek to assist and those from whom we accept resources.
10. In our information, publicity and advertising activities, we shall recognise disaster victims as dignified human beings, not hopeless objects.
More information about The Code of Conduct can be found at IRFC's website