The DeSHARI consortium comprising of Action Contre La Faim (ACF), Christian Aid, DanChurchAid (DCA) and Muslim Aid UK has received a grant of 1.6 million Euro from European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) to provide early recovery support to tropical storm Roanu affected people in Bangladesh.
Christian Aid has awarded EUR 200,900.00 for this project in Myanmar. Based on CA and DCA studies and assessments of the region, the Thanlwin Basin in southeast Myanmar—particularly in Southern Shan, Kayin and Mon states - have very little access to disaster/crisis information, and few available local planning mechanisms for preparedness and response. It is expected that communities will face more extreme flooding events in the near future, in addition to the challenges posed by having parallel governance mechanisms (government and NSAG controlled areas) in many communities.
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has granted Dan Church Aid (DCA) with EUR 535,714.00 to increase the knowledge, capacity and confidence of ethnic leaders and communities to realise their aspirations through the ceasefire and political dialogue processes in Myanmar.
Various donors including ECHO, ICCO, NCA, COS, United Church of Canada and Diakonie have so far awarded DanChurchAid (DCA) with up to 5,077,978.17 EUR for humanitarian assistance to Nepal in response to the devastating earthquakes on 25th of April and 12th of May 2015.
As of today, the Cambodian government has a tendency of keeping crucial information out of reach of its citizens. The government’s control of the media comes in the form of direct and indirect ownership and censorship, and is also evident in cases of “self-censorship” where journalists avoid to publish stories on controversial issues due to their fear of getting prosecuted for criminal offenses.
North-Western Bangladesh is badly affected by the flood, which consequently has resulted in widespread damages to food availability, crops, water sources, shelters, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and livelihoods. The target areas are the five affected community districts Bogra, Gaibandha, Kurigram, Sirajgonj and Jamalpur.
Stichting Rotterdam has provided EUR 30,724 for the project to raise awareness and document the life stories of women migrants in the informal sector. It looks at how migration affects their daily lives, their families, communities and changing cultures and furthermore, gives them a platform to amplify their advocacy concerns.
Danida has awarded DKK 3,000,000 of Danida Innovative Fund to a consortium led by DanChurchAid and Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defence of Human Rights (LICADHO) to contribute to a strong social movement for justice and pro-poor development in Cambodia.
EuropeAid has provided EUR 897,000 to a consortium led by Diakonia with DanChurchAid to strengthen local human rights defenders’ safety and security and enhance their media and advocacy activity.
Danida has donated EUR 105,338 for the project to work for justice and dignity for domestic workers in India. This is done through raising awareness among the domestic workers about policies, the national bill and the placements agencies, demonstrations and rallies, networking, monthly meetings with government officials, monthly meetings with domestic workers, and the forming of two trade unions.