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DBG Strategies
Water Trucking
DBG Broad Meeting
DBG 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 Somalia.
However, 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.
On 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.
Ultimately, DEA and BFTW in search for solutions and in deep convictions for serving the needy decided to enable local Somali employees to implement humanitarian relief projects. The option of allowing local employees to implement humanitarian relief project activities was beneficial in many ways. First, many lives were saved. Second, it allowed DEA and BftW to continue their commitments towards serving conflict and drought affected Somalis.
To this day, there are two permanent serving members in the DBG Board of Directors. One member representing DEA and the other is representing BFTW. Furthermore, DEA, BftW and Caritas Germany all continue their support to DBG in way or the other. And finally, allowing local Somali employees to implement projects has paved the way the birth of DBG.
Hence, DBG over the years emerged as an experienced organization with strong identity where all Somali people are fairly represented and its first kind of humanitarian relief local organization. In addition, DBG over the years operating as humanitarian relief organization has undergone organizational development trainings (Strategic Planning), and endeavors in order to increase its organizational capacity and to retain its indigenous character while maintaining close relations with its original founders.
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