30 Mar, 2020
Lena Ingelstam suggested to be Secretary General of DiakoniaThe board of Diakonia has presented its candidate to succeed Georg Andrén as Secretary General. Lena Ingelstam, that will take office on the 15th of June, is currently the International Program Director of Save...
6 Mar, 2020
Information from Diakonia regarding the coronavirusHealth and safety are important to Diakonia. At this moment the knowledge of the new coronavirus Covid-19 and its spread is still evolving and Diakonia is monitoring the situation and will adjust this...
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...