An overview of the latest news, stories and activities undertaken by the Dutch Relief Alliance and our joint responses.

The Sudan Joint Response: future-proof assistance

Political instability, violent conflict and an economic crisis have left 15 million people in Sudan in urgent need of emergency aid. With the Sudan Joint Response, a collaboration of NGOs united in the Dutch Relief Alliance are working on future-proof solutions to the complex crises in the country. As one of the speakers at the European Humanitarian Forum 2023, Plan International’s Eiman Ibrahim explains how this works in Sudan.

Pushing the agenda on localisation: Dutch Relief Alliance at the EHF2023

The Dutch Relief Alliance and the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs are hosting a humanitarian talk at the European Humanitarian Forum 2023 (EHF2023). The forum, held in Brussels on 20 and 21 March, will be addressing important issues in the humanitarian sector. Together with partners from Somalia and Sudan, we will be discussing our experience in addressing the funding gap through localisation and quality funding. Join us and register online: European Humanitarian Forum 2023

Dutch Relief Alliance responds to earthquake crisis in Syria

The Dutch Relief Alliance has initiated an acute response to the severe crisis in Syria due to the earthquakes of February 6. Alliance members are working alongside local partner organisations to provide immediate humanitarian relief to people in need in the affected areas of Ar-raqqah, Aleppo, Hama, Idlib, Latakia and the Tartus governorates.

VACANCY: Communication Internship starting in March/April 2023

Are you looking for a meaningful internship in the humanitarian sector? The Dutch Relief Alliance is looking for a communication intern, starting within March, exact start date flexible, for 4-5 months, between 32-36 hours per week. This internship combines conducting communication research with gaining hands-on experience in the communication work field.

“This is trust. This makes us stronger”

The Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA) is a strong supporter of localising humanitarian assistance. Together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we actively promote more equitable relations between international and local actors. We do this in our strategies, our structures and responses. We have asked Hasan from Yemen and Paulin from DRC – members of the recently installed DRA Local Advisory Group –  to reflect on the topic and come with recommendations.

VACANCY: Internship Dutch Relief Alliance starting in February 2023

The Dutch Relief Alliance is looking for 4 interns, starting February 2023, for the duration of 5 months, between 32-36 hours per week.

Dutch Relief Alliance responds to Pakistan flooding

Since 18 September, the Dutch Relief Alliance has initiated an acute response to the severe flooding in Pakistan. DRA partners are on the ground working alongside local partner organisations to provide immediate humanitarian relief to people affected by the flooding.

6 months of aid in Ukraine – partners support thousands with immediate relief, but many remain in need

After 6 months of war in Ukraine, millions of Ukrainians remain in immediate need of support. Across the country, the Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA) has worked together with local partners as part of its Joint Response to provide food and non-food items, multi-purpose cash assistance, and mental healthcare and psychosocial support to vulnerable households affected by the conflict.

Grand Aspirations: Dutch Relief Alliance and the Grand Bargain 2.0

Over the years, the DRA has delivered humanitarian aid to more than 4 million people in 23 crises worldwide, working together with more than 100 local organisations. The DRA has incorporated the Grand Bargain commitments in its operations model and sees a role in furthering these commitments to encourage more effective interventions and to reduce the need for humanitarian aid.

Internship Dutch Relief Alliance – Start September 2022

Internship Dutch Relief Alliance 

Duration of 5 months (starting in September 2022)

32-36 hours per week


Dutch Relief Alliance initiates two new Acute Crisis Responses in Kenya and Ethiopia

In response to severe droughts and food insecurity in the Horn of Africa, the Dutch Relief Alliance will initiate two new Acute Crisis Responses in Kenya and Ethiopia to provide urgent humanitarian food assistance to communities in affected regions. The Acute Responses are funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and will remain active for the next 6 months. DRA Partners are already active in the region, supporting communities affected by drought in Somalia.

Dutch Relief Alliance and TeamUp work together for Psychosocial Support to children in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is the world’s most active conflict region. These wars and armed conflicts have caused millions to flee their homes and seek refuge in other countries. Around 2.5 million people, of which the majority are children, run the risk of developing psychological issues. DRA and TeamUp worked together to provide psychosocial support to children in South Sudan.

One Year On: Support from the Joint Response in the Gaza Strip

Responding to the most urgent needs in Central African Republic

Acute humanitarian support for victims of violence in Ukraine

DRA External Evaluation – online survey launches today for DRA members

Localisation in Practice: Three examples of the Dutch Relief Alliance’s collective localisation efforts

The DRA external evaluation (2018-2021) is underway!

Ode to a piece of hardware: the water pump

3 miljoen euro voor noodhulp aan hongerend Madagaskar

B-READY Activated in The Philippines

Making humanitarian cash programming easier, safer and faster through the 121 Platform

Internship Dutch Relief Alliance – Start February 2022

Online magazine: Ethiopië, een land getroffen door voortdurende crises

Hulporganisaties hervatten hulpverlening in Tigray

Overview 2020: Responding to Humanitarian Crises and the COVID-19 Pandemic


DRA Publishes Strategy 2022-2026

New DRA report: “Working on the Grand Bargain commitments”

Nederlandse hulporganisaties slaan alarm over grootste hongersnood Zuid-Soedan in jaren

Blog by Humanitarian Worker in Sudan: Supporting Ethiopian Refugees

Restoring Damaged Housed and Rebuilding Businesses in Beirut

Beirut residents traumatised and financially affected by the explosion

Dutch Aid Organisations Combat Covid-19 Worldwide

3 Months After the Beirut Explosion: There Is Still a Lot of Work to Be Done

Saving lives and reducing conflict in the Sahel region

Life-saving assistance in drought-affected Zambia and Zimbabwe

Video: People in the Field Show Damage by Desert Locusts

Desert Locusts Continue to Threaten Food Security in Ethiopia

Movie: Collaborative Impact of the Dutch Relief Alliance

Joint INGO Statement on Yemen – 75th session of the UN General Assembly

Somalia: Delivering Aid During COVID-19

Delivering Life-Saving and Early Recovery Assistance in Afghanistan

UN Security Council to Further Restrict Humanitarian Access to Northwest Syria

Video Showing Joint Response Nigeria

Prevent Disaster for People in Humanitarian Crises in Times of COVID-19

Nederland breidt noodhulp aan Syrië uit

Personal Stories from South Sudan

Long Read CAR: “It’s a bit like my parents are here again”

Dutch law against terrorism threatens quick relief response