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.
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."
Aid is given regardless of race, creed, political or religious affiliation.
DanChurchAid is an independent non-profit organisation whose activities are financed by private donations and funds from the Danish government (Danida), the UN, EU and other bilateral donors.
The organisation 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
DanChurchAid is part of more than 50 networks and alliances internationally. Working in partnership ensures that emergency and development programmes effectively target the poorest and that activities become locally sustainable.