West & North Africa
DRC delivers humanitarian assistance in 9 countries in West & North Africa; Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Nigeria, The Central African Republic, Tunisia, Libya and Algeria.
Several of the countries in the region are affected by multiple negative factors including protracted refugee and displacement crises, armed conflict and violence against civilians, climate change and extreme weather conditions, food insecurity and political and economic instability.
Across the region, DRC applies a cross-cutting approach in order to respond to the needs of vulnerable and displacement affected populations including refugees, internally displaced and host communities.
We provide lifesaving humanitarian assistance including food and non-food items, shelter and settlement support and water, sanitation and hygiene security; our economic recovery activities aim at strengthening livelihoods and the financial and nutritional resilience of affected populations; we carry out humanitarian mine action; our armed violence reduction activities aim at addressing local conflict dynamics, strengthening social cohesion and supporting the resilience of local communities to armed violence.
DRC responds to the region's protection crises in the form of protection monitoring; by improving the affected population's access to basic services; by offering legal aid and psychosocial support; by facilitating referrals and by placing fundamental rights and dignity at the forefront of everything we do.
Country operations in North & West Africa
Central African Republic
Saharawi Response / Algeria
22 Sep 2023
After years of crisis, small scale economic recovery brings hope and change in the Central African Republic
15 Sep 2023
DRC Danish Refugee Council responds to the devastating storm and subsequent flooding in Northeast Libya
05 Aug 2023
Niger: NGOs warn further instability and sanctions could exacerbate humanitarian needs of the most vulnerable including women and children
27 Jul 2023
Working with local organizations to develop a Theory of Change for long-term gender transformation and economic empowerment for women
16 Jun 2023
Joint NGO Statement: The EU must not be complicit in the loss of lives at sea and in rights violations at Europe’s borders
05 Jun 2023
New Report: Local protection mechanisms and humanitarian response in the Liptako-Gourma Region
10 May 2023
Photo gallery from Mali: Our emergency mobile teams deploy within 72 hours - even to the hardest-to-reach areas.
19 Jan 2022
Press release: New sanctions risk plunging the people of Mali further into humanitarian crisis
31 Dec 2021
Reinforcing social cohesion through socio-economic opportunities and regenerative practices in Burkina Faso
Executive Director West & North Africa and Latin America