State Fund for Support of Youth Housing Construction Is the Danish Refugee Council’s Partner

Today, on December 12, Chairman of the Fund’s Board Serhii Komnatnyi took part in the presentation of activities of the Representative Office of the Danish Refugee Council and Danish Demining Group in Ukraine.

Krista Zongolowicz, DRC Director, Aisla Fraiser and Henry Lych, heads of DRC and DDG Programmes, Isaac Robinson, Coordinator of Legal Assistance Programme and Dina Gud, Advisor presented report on the results of the organization’s work in 2018 in their speeches and outlined plans for 2019.

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It was separately stated that DRC-DDG established joint work with the Ukrainian public authorities at national and regional levels. State Fund for Support of Youth Housing Construction was separately mentioned among new partners of the organization with which the Danish Council will sign MoU in the nearest future.

Reference. Danish Refugee Council is a private Danishhumanitarian organization, founded in 1956 in response to the European refugee crises caused by the Soviet invasion of Hungary in 1956.

DRC has been active in large scale humanitarian projects around the world. Through convoy operations DRC was responsible for delivering half of the international humanitarian aid in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the wars of independence in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.

Today the Danish Refugee Council works in more than 30 countries around the world, with humanitarian programmes. It is one of the central humanitarian actors in Syria and the neighboring countries.

The Danish Refugee Council worked in Ukraine between 1998-2000 and 2007-2013 when main directions of its activities were returning of deported Crimean Tatars from Asia Minor to the Crimea and improving of work of authorities and civil society with children-refugees.

After the military aggression of Russia towards Ukraine started the Council restarted its activities in Ukraine to help overcome the humanitarian crisis this time.

The mission of DRC-DDG in Ukraine is to promote protection and durable solutions t o the IDPs problems based on humanitarian principles and human rights. The organization is working on the Government Controlled Territory in Ukraine. Together with other humanitarian organizations, it works upon getting access to the dwellers of Donetsk and Luhansk regions that are Uncontrolled Government Territory now. Today organization works in Kyiv, Dnipro, Mariupol, Sloviansk and Sievierodonetsk.