Folkekirkens Nødhjælp - Danchurch Aid

National Network

Nørregade 15, København K
Copenhagen K

+45 33 18 78 67
E-Mail (2)
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Environment/Sustainable development
  3. Gender
  4. Human rights
  5. International/Cultural relations
  6. Youth and education
General Information
DCA’s head quarters is placed in Copenhagen with 3 smaller national offices. DCA has 12 regional offices abroad in Latin-America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The tasks of these offices are related to programme support, organizational assessment, partnership relations, liaisons with donors and networks and programme development. A broad network of more than 100,000 regular contributors enables DCA to respond rapidly to assist people in need. DCA has an established network of popular support and recognition, including nearly 4,000 volunteers, 120 second-hand shops and around 20,000 persons who assist in the annual door-to-door Parish collection campaign. DCA has a long-term framework agreement with Danida, a framework partnership agreement with the Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) of the European Commission, and has implemented numerous contracts with the EuropeAid Co-operation Office and several UN agencies. Our implementing partners are CBOs and local NGOs in the more than 40 countries we support worldwide.
Mission and Objectives

Established in 1922, DanChurchAid (DCA) is today one of the major Danish humanitarian non governmental organisations (NGO), working with local partners, international networks, churches and non-religious civil organisations to assist the poorest of the poor. DanChurchAid's work abroad is focused on the poorest population groups in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Central America, and Central Asia & Eastern Europe. Aid is given regardless of race, creed, political or religious affiliation. DanChurchAid is a faith-based and ecumenical, non-missionary organisation rooted in the Danish National Evangelical Lutheran Church. DanChurchAid carries out its work with the objective: To help and be advocates of oppressed, neglected and marginalised groups in poor countries and to strengthen their possibilities of a life in dignity.

Main Projects / Activities

DanChurchAid's international work is always based on an ongoing dialogue with local partners. DCA's international work is focused on five programme types, all linked to DanChurchAid's concept of diakonia and development principles. These five programmes are; the Right to food; Political space; HIV and AIDS; Humanitarian Assistance; and Humanitarian Mine Action. Furthermore we work with two cross-cutting policies of Gender equality and rights based focus. Advocacy is part and parcel of DanChurchAid's emergency and development aid. Sustainable development will not be achieved through aid alone. DanChurchAid is alert to the importance of overcoming the structural barriers obstructing the rights of poor, marginalised and oppressed population groups. DanChurchAid campaigns to make sure that the rich part of the world acknowledges its responsibility for a better distribution of wealth at the global level. The advocacy initiatives consist of lobby activities, media action, popular mobilisation, and alliance-building.

Contact (1) Full Name
Uffe Gjerding
Job Title
Global Coordinator
Head of the organisation
Birgitte Qvist-Sørensen