“The most important thing is to make sure people get information about what, when and where. That takes a way a lot of frustration”, says NORCAP protection expert, Helene Ruud. She recently finished her first mission to the World Food Programme, in Haiti.
Ruud was the first protection officer to work for WFP in the emergency response to hurricane Matthew in October last year. Her job was to look at protection issues in relation to food distributions to people affected by the hurricane.
“Internal displacement must be brought back on to the global agenda”, urges NRC’s Secretary General Jan Egeland ahead of the NRC Global Displacement Conference 2017. “Humanity has no borders, and no group should be neglected.”
“We need the full picture of global displacement to be acknowledged. Two-thirds of all people currently displaced by conflict around the world are internally displaced. To limit access to assistance and protection according to lines on a map would be a failure of humanity,” says Egeland.
Lack of attention and investment
The upcoming rainy season in Mocoa, Colombia, could increase the vulnerability of women and girls in the area, fears GenCap adviser, Devanna de la Puente. Heavy rains and mudslides resulted in over 300 deaths in Mocoa earlier this month. Women and children are in particular need of help and attention.
Nomadic communities like Anab's are leaving their villages in the thousands because of Somalia’s relentless drought.
Anab Salah (33) counts 25 sheep and goats. Only 25, she thinks. It’s a tiny amount compared to the 150 she owned before the drought struck. Anab’s family, like the rest of her community in Fiqifuliye village, lost most of their livestock to the worst drought that has hit in 20 years. They were forced to leave their nomadic life and move to another village for support.
The Norwegian Refugee Council in DR Congo has introduced a new distribution system, whereby people displaced by conflict are provided with electronic e-Voucher cards to enable them to choose for themselves which foods or household items they want.
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Rights Respected, People Protected
“We cannot let Iraqi civilians down again in this moment of truth,”
Wolfgang Gressmann, Country Director Iraq
Rights Respected, People Protected
In 2015, NRC’s operations in Lebanon provided assistance to more than 300,000 beneficiaries
Although Lebanon is not a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention, it has the highest number of refugees per capita in the world. The estimated 1.5 million Syrian refugees and 270,000 Palestinian refugees amount to over a quarter of Lebanon's total population.
In the Middle East, NRC has over 3000 staff dedicated to assisting people affected by conflict in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Palestine. Its humanitarian interventions are based upon its programming expertise in the Core Competencies of Shelter, Education, Water and Sanitation Hygiene, Food Security, along with Information Counselling and legal Assistance (ICLA) to forcibly displaced people.
We are looking for a dedicated, keen and experienced Education Project Manager for NRC’s programme in Ndélé in the Central African Republic (CAR).
NRC’s country programme in CAR was re-established in 2014 and currently has operations in four prefectures, with a Country Office, three Area Offices, and three Sub-offices. Our programmes focus on education, food security, shelter, information and legal counselling, water and sanitation, protection, and emergency response.
The Education Project Manager (PM) reports to the Area Manager in Ndélé.