DSV supports Danish Red Cross’ international projects. The support goes toward enhancing the living conditions for poor or vulnerable families and ensuring access to fundamental necessities.
Building resilient communities in Malawi
The project in Malawi targets 150,000 of the poorest people, focusing especially on families with young children and schoolchildren.
The project has a holistic approach to creating resilience in the three provinces involved and includes ensuring access to basic healthcare, water and sanitation as well as disaster prevention. Examples of activities include:
- Supporting schoolchildren with school uniforms, schoolbooks and school meal
- Provision of latrines, water pumps and hygiene education
- Training in disaster prevention
In November 2017, DSV visited the project in Malawi to learn more about the country’s need for aid and relief and to see the difference Red Cross makes. Go to Latest news to read the articles and learn more about the trip and the project.
Improving living conditions for refugees in Cox's Bazar
The project targets the close to 1 million refugees living in camps near Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. The main focus is providing essential humanitarian relief to the 216,000 families who have fled their homes because of violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state.
The project's objective is to enhance the living conditions for the refugees, helping them to lead a dignified existence in their home away from home, until they can return home.
Examples of activities include:
- Providing food, water, sanitation, shelter and safety to the many people who have lost everything when fleeing
- Treating patients in the Red Cross | Red Crescent health facilities. There are health facilities for both physical and physiological health
- Reducing the disaster risks in the overcrowded camps, which lack roads and basic infrastructure in the steep and hilly terrain
DSV's support to Cox's Bazar has played a part in enabling Red Cross | Red Crescent to:
- Reach 254,180 people with Red Cross Red Crescent assistance
- Treat 166,000 patients in Red Cross Red Crescent health facilities