NPA
Non-governmental Organization based in Norway

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NPA assessing respond in Iraq

Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) is currently assessing the situation and how to respond following the incident last week where Iraqi Christians were forced to flee Mosul after Islamist militants gave them the option of joining Islam, paying a fine, or "facing the sword”.

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Trapped in the war zone without food and water

Two weeks into the Gaza war, more than 100,000 people are internally displaced. Their supplies of food and water are running low.

The bombings of the Gaza Strip in the past two weeks has crushed neighborhoods and sent thousands of people fleeing. According to the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, OCHA, an increasing portion of the internally displaced are now in need of humanitarian aid.

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Concerned for staff in Gaza

“We are very concerned for our staff, says Secretary General of Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA), Liv Tørres, after Israel invaded Gaza with ground troops.

18.07.2014 | Torunn Aaslund

“Although we are working to find safe shelter for our employees the reality is that there are no safe places in Gaza. People have nowhere to flee and civilians are hit hard. 76% of all fatalities are civilians and we strongly urge both sides of the conflict to adhere to international law, under which they are obliged to protect civilians,” says Tørres.

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NGOs Warn of Gaza Health Emergency

Continued military operations are compounding a health care crisis in Gaza, with hospitals ill-prepared to meet the critical needs arising from a wide-scale emergency right now. The signatory organizations are calling for an immediate ceasefire, noting that all parties must respect international humanitarian law and abide by their obligations to protect civilians from harm.

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34 organizations call for a ceasefire and sustained solution towards peace

Military actions by all parties must stop. Since 2009, history has shown that military operations have failed to bring peace and security for people in Gaza and in Israel.

Over the years we have repeatedly called for ceasefires and for all sides to protect civilians from harm. Sadly, these ceasefires have not lasted and we have had to revert back to life-saving relief and emergency programs, aiding innocent people to cope with the trauma, and rebuilding Gaza time and time again.

JOBS

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Program Officer "only Syrian nationals"

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Closing date: 15 Aug 2014 Norwegian People's Aid

Function prerequisite:The position is based in Gaziantep with travels to other areas of operation as required.

● Written & verbal proficiency in English & Arabic

● Good interpersonal skills

● Able to work effectively under, & adapt to, difficult conditions

● University Degree and/or equivalent professional experience

● Relevant work experience, preferably with an NGO

● Good report writing skills

● Familiarity of monitoring & evaluation instruments & documents is preferable

● Excellent computer skills

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Regional Grant Manager MENA

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Closing date: 03 Aug 2014 Norwegian People's Aid

Norwegian People’s Aid is a humanitarian organisation rooted in the Norwegian Labour Movement. We work with International Development Partnerships, Humanitarian Mine Action, Rescue Service and First Aid, and Asylum and Integration. Norwegian People’s Aid has approximately 13000 members in Norway and 2200 staff worldwide. We work in 39 countries around the world, and in 2013 we had a turnover of 820 million Norwegian kroner.

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Project Manager Humanitarian Disarmament

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Closing date: 15 Aug 2014 Norwegian People's Aid

Norwegian People’s Aid is a humanitarian organisation rooted in the Norwegian Labour Movement. We work with International Development Partnerships, Humanitarian Mine Action, Rescue Service and First Aid, and Asylum and Integration. Norwegian People’s Aid has approximately 13000 members in Norway and 2200 staff worldwide. We work in 39 countries around the world, and in 2013 we had a turnover of 820 million Norwegian kroner.

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