Danish Refugee Council (http://www.drc.dk/) is currently implementing a broad range of activities relevant to conflict affected communities and persons. The activities are categorized in ten sectors: Shelter and Non-food Items, Food Security, Protection, Income Generation, Coordination & Operational Services, Community Infrastructure & Services, Humanitarian Mine Action, Armed Violence Reduction (AVR), Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), and Education.
These sectors should be seen as cross-cutting, providing a broad overview of the work and various activities of DRC’s numerous programmes across more than 30 conflict pr displacement affected countries worldwide.In July2015, DRC/DDG opened a new country programme in Nigeria focusing on responding to the huge humanitarian needs and challenges in the North East of Nigeria. Nigeria’s north-east is currently experiencing a significant humanitarian crisis, which has been the result of the ongoing-armed conflict between Boko Haram, the Nigerian military and the Multi-National Task Force in the north-east.
An estimated 14.8 million people are affected by the conflict, which has led to a state of emergency being declared in three North-Eastern states and spill-over effects into neighbouring countries. High insecurity in the region has made access for humanitarian actors extremely difficult and further exacerbating the situation. DRC/DDG operations are focused on Yola and Mubi in Adamawa State Maiduguri of in Borno State. DRCs focused initially on meeting the basic needs of urban caseloads as well as supporting outreach to affected areas and displacement camps and host communities (protection, Mine Risk Education, WASH, food security, livelihood and NFI/shelter). DRC/DDG has a representational office in Abuja and a larger coordination and field based implementation office in Yola, Adamawa State.
Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a Humanitarian Mine Action and Armed Violence Reduction Unit within the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), operating in many of the most fragile and conflict-affected places in the world. Our mission is to "create a safe environment where people can live free from armed violence and remnants of conflict". We believe that a range of fundamental rights depends on the establishment of safety and security for communities in fragile contexts.
DDG addresses this mission by tackling issues related to the supply of weapons, including explosive remnants of war (ERW), and the demand for weapons that fuel violence. We work with security providers, and with other security stakeholders.
DDG works in four key "sectors" and has defined eight core "products", and two "specialised approaches". The relationship between sectors, products, outcomes, and impact is illustrated in DDG's Global Change Model [below]. We maximize our impact by promoting integrated solutions within the rest of DRC's overall programming platform.