Every year Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) Zimbabwe and partners meet to reflect, learn, and review their collective work. This is a learning space to improve approaches to promote social justice, democratization and development for Zimbabwean women, men and youths. This year’s annual conference was co-hosted with NPA Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe Environmental Lawyers Association (ZELA) and also marked NPA‘s celebration of its 75th anniversary as a solidarity organization.
NPA humanitarian Disarmament South Sudan has handed over three constructed ammunition stores to SPLA. The primary objective of the stores has been to mitigating the risk of unplanned explosions through the application of the principles contained in the International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG). Prior to this the ammunition was badly stored and was under great risk of catching fire during the dry season.
The majority of Iraq’s Christian Yezidi population remains displaced by ISIS. Forced to live in streets and unfinished buildings, they will either die or leave the country, NPA partner organization fears.
While war rages in Syria, large numbers of refugees put pressure on neighboring countries like Lebanon. Palestinian refugees fleeing Syria are among the weakest.
NPA’s efforts to make Kosovo free of unexploded cluster munitions and landmines have started. As of November 3rd, Norwegian People’s Aid has an office in the capital of Pristina and initial preparations for non-technical survey are underway. The first operational task will be to size up the scale of the remaining cluster munitions problem in the politically-sensitive northern municipalities on the border with Serbia.
11.11.2014 | Chris Natale, Pristina, REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO