6 Feb, 2020
Swedish banks’ financial links to companies involved in controversial arms tradeThe seven largest Swedish banks continue to provide financial support to companies involved in controversial arms trade, including export to the parties in the Yemeni armed conflict. This is demonstrated by the...
25 Oct, 2019
Diakonia's Secretary General heading for new assignmentThe Secretary General of Diakonia, Georg Andrén, has been appointed as Governor for the County of Värmland by the Swedish government. An acting Secretary General will head the work of Diakonia as of December 9...
25 Jun, 2019
The EU’s aid body approves Diakonia as a strategic partnerThe European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) has approved Diakonia as a strategic partner for its humanitarian work. This increases our...
26 Mar, 2019
Diakonia is providing emergency relief in MozambiqueMozambique has suffered devastating damage in the wake of Cyclone Idai and rainfall is now plunging the rescue operations into chaos. Diakonia’s partner organizations are on the spot and we are now launching an...
27 Feb, 2019
Diakonia celebrates 25 years in SomaliaDiakonia celebrated 25 years in Somalia on 25 February 2019. Diakonia was the first international organisation present in Garowe and it was clear that we continue to be an important actor.
10 Dec, 2018
A judgment without justiceRecently the first conviction came in the case of Berta Cáceres, the human rights defender who was murdered in her home in Honduras nearly three years ago. Seven people were convicted, but Cáceres’ family and...
12 Oct, 2018
The Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 – Recognition of millions of women worldwideThe Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 is about Peru. And the Rohingya crisis. Guatemala and Rwanda. Uganda and Colombia. Sri Lanka and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Sierra Leone. Iraq. The Democratic Republic of the Congo...
11 Sep, 2018
Human rights defenders presented with awards in Colombia“I’ve been fighting my whole life. But I’m not tired!” These are the words of Maria Ligia Chaverra, who has been presented with Diakonia’s and the Church of Sweden International Mission and Diaconia’s Human...
17 Aug, 2018
Charter for Change statement, to mark World Humanitarian Day, 2018This Sunday, 19th August, the global aid community marks World Humanitarian Day.
24 Jul, 2018
Millions of people in urgent need of food and humanitarian assistanceDiakonia is on the ground in Mali and Burkina Faso, where the extreme drought has caused an acute food shortage in several areas. Our local partner organizations are in both countries, distributing food.