Engineers Without Borders - Denmark (EWB-DK) is a technical-humanitarian organisation that, through the vision ”a life after survival” seeks to re-establish life-preserving measures for people in need. We provide water and housing for people fleeing from war. We provide water and electricity, so that doctors and nurses can safe victims in emergency areas. We make it possible to live on after a disaster.
But we are also there, when the disaster has ended, and more sustainable solutions are needed. We build schools, health clinics and repair roads and bridges. We provide clean water and better sanitary conditions, so that fewer children will fall ill or die from cholera or typhoid fever, bad toilet conditions and a lack of clean drinking water.
Engineers Without Borders - Denmark was established in Denmark in 2001, and is a part of Engineers Without Borders International, so that we can muster a strong, international team, when we are needed. But we also work together with a series of other organisations both Danish, international and local.
Our partners include the Danish Refugee Council, Red Cross in Denmark, DanChurchAid, the Danish Emergency Management Agency, Danish People’s Aid, Seniors Without Borders and the UN refugee organisation, UNHCR. In our development projects, we work tightly together with local organisations, to ensure local anchoring. We are a not-for-profit organisation and are financed solely by membership fees and the contributions that public and private donors give.
Today, EWB-DK has more than 850 members, of which about 250 are students.