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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

Burkina Faso
Central African Republic
Saharawi Response / Algeria
News about West & North AfricaView all news

20 Jun 2024

Burkina Faso: Celebrating the capacity for resilience on World Refugee Day

28 May 2024

Emergency response in Nigeria

20 Mar 2024

New project to lower compliance burdens for local and national associations

08 Dec 2023

Joint Statement: humanitarian exemptions must be adopted in sanctions imposed on Niger

05 Oct 2023

Education under attack in West and Central Africa - 2023 update

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

12 Sep 2023

Reaction to the deadly storm in Eastern Libya

05 Aug 2023

Niger: NGOs warn further instability and sanctions could exacerbate humanitarian needs of the most vulnerable including women and children

31 Jul 2023

In Nigeria, risk education about explosive ordinance aims at preventing accidents

27 Jul 2023

Working with local organizations to develop a Theory of Change for long-term gender transformation and economic empowerment for women

11 Jul 2023

On sending and using cluster munitions: Never under any circumstances

04 Jul 2023

Photos from CAR: Changing lives one shop at a time

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

31 May 2023

DRC scales up its regional response as the conflict in Sudan shows no sign of abating

10 May 2023

Photo gallery from Mali: Our emergency mobile teams deploy within 72 hours - even to the hardest-to-reach areas.

05 Apr 2023

The urgent need to limit the impact of explosive devices on civilians in Mali

25 Nov 2022

Local Anchor Groups: A localized approach to address gender-based violence

16 Mar 2022

Practicing Regenerative Resilience of Agroecosystems - training video

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

10 Sep 2021

Statement: DRC Central African Republic

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