is a Somali local NGO. DBG literally translates to Common Community
Care. How DBG was emerged? In 1992 and in response the devastating
impacts of Somali civil war, Diakonie Emergency Aid (DEA) and
Caritas, both of Germany (DCG) started humanitarian relief activities
in 1995 unfortunate incident took place in Merka town, Lower Shabelle
region. It was the ruthless killings of a Nun from Caritas Italy.
The incident caused unprecedented local and international outrage
and reactions. It also caused Caritas Germany in solidarity with
Caritas Italy to pull out Somalia.Nevertheless,
Bread for the World (BFTW) Germany decided to replace Caritas.
the other hand, kidnappings and target killings of international
relief workers continued dramatically. The situation was unbearable.
DEA and BFTW Germany was now facing ethical dilemma. That's to
either continue operating in Somalia and face harsh consequences,
or leave and millions could eventually suffer or vanish.....