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DARA assists EU presidency aid efforts in Haiti

DARA has provided technical assistance in Haiti to the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID in its Spanish acronym) in its EU Presidency commitment to contribute to the coordination of the on the ground response. In the aftermath [...] Read more...

Interview with Ross Mountain

Interview with Ross Mountain, DARA Director General and former UNDP Resident Representative in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Read more...

Former top UN official Ross Mountain heads DARA

Ross Mountain took up his position as DARA's Director General on January 1st 2010 following a long and distinguished career in the service of the humanitarian sector. With this appointment, DARA - an international, independent non-profit organization - seeks [...] Read more...

DARA team travels to Haiti to assist EU presidency aid efforts

DARA has sent a team of experts to Haiti to provide technical assistance to the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID in its Spanish acronym) in its EU Presidency commitment to contribute to the coordination of the Union’s on the ground [...] Read more...

DARA urges international community to learn from past mistakes in Haiti

The evaluation agency had reported neglect and lack of disaster preparedness in Haiti on behalf of donors and agenciesAs the world reels in shock at the sight of thousands of dead, injured and hungry Haitians, DARA experts, who had visited the Haiti various times [...] Read more...

DARA supports donors contributing to the United Nations Humanitarian Reform

DARA has provided the Spanish government, the fourth largest donor to the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) in 2009, with technical assistance. The CERF is one of the central pillars of the United Nations Humanitarian Reform, as well as one of the main [...] Read more...

DARA presents HRI 2009 findings at interactive Madrid event

DARA presented the HRI 2009 findings in a special and interactive debate with leading UN and NGO representatives, as well as journalists at Caixa Forum in Madrid on 3rd December. The debate, which examined how best to overcome the barriers facing the humanitarian [...] Read more...

Countdown to Launch of Humanitarian Response Index 2009

DARA will hold two events for the international launch of its global Humanitarian Response Index 2009 findingson Tuesday 10th November in Washington DC. The first of these events will be a press conference at the National Press Club, which will then be followed [...] Read more...

First Evaluation of International Committee of the Red Cross IDP policy

Evaluation of ICRC DARA is currently participating in the first evaluation of the International Committee of the Red Cross's (ICRC) policy on internally displaced persons (IDPs). The evaluation is the first to look at the organizations operational position towards [...] Read more...

Countdown to Launch of Humanitarian Response Index 2009

DARA will hold two events for the international launch of its global Humanitarian Response Index 2009 findings on Tuesday 10th November in Washington DC. The first of these events will be a press conference at the National Press Club, which will then be followed [...] Read more...