Abdel Momen Abu Hujair, 47 years old, did not know that the beautiful house he built with his life savings would stand for only three years. The pain and agony he encounters every time he looks at the rubble is unimaginable. Abdel Monem has one son and three daughters, and works as a farmer in his family’s olive field and goat farm in Johr El-Diek in the eastern part of central Gaza.
The ongoing conflict is worsening the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. At the same time, humanitarian organisations are experiencing cuts in funding from their largest donors. “Despite millions of lives at risk, donors are cutting funding at this critical time,” says Regional Director of Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Gabriella Waaijman.
The humanitarian crisis in Yemen has been one of the world’s most severe, even before the latest clashes.
(26 February 2015) – Six months have passed since a ceasefire on 26 August 2014 ended over seven weeks of fighting between Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups in the Gaza Strip. As UN agencies and international NGOs operating in Gaza, we are alarmed by the limited progress in rebuilding the lives of those affected and tackling the root causes of the conflict.
The Israeli-imposed blockade continues, the political process, along with the economy, are paralyzed, and living conditions have worsened.
Location: Irbid and Jerash
Date: 11th of January, 2015
Objective: to understand to what extent the Winterization assistance was successful and to collect feedback on the quality of this assistance to feed in future program planning.
At the request of and with funds provided by UNHCR, NRC has distributed cash-value vouchers to the entire camp population in Za’atari, and will continue to provide these vouchers to new arrivals until the middle of February. The vouchers are provided as a contribution to peoples’ winter needs.
Syria is facing the largest humanitarian crisis of the 21st century with hostilities on-going. The UN estimates that the number of people in need of assistance has grown to 10.8 million including 6.4 million internally displaced persons. At present, NRC programs provide support and protection to Syrian IDPs in northern Syria in the sectors of Education, Camp Management, Food Security, and Shelter/WASH.
Area Managers - Region Horn of Africa
Norwegian Refugee Council
In light of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, causing displacement of civilians and increasing pressures on resources and host communities, NRC has started up emergency response programs. The immediate main focus is for NRC to provide emergency response to the war affected population including IDPs, returnees, host Community and local community. For 2015 NRC’s plan is to establish a long term Country Programme, in line with NRC’s mission statement and core competencies development of additional programme.
The Norwegian Refugee Council has just recently opened up programme activities in Ukraine. In this respect we are looking for an experience Security Adviser to be part of our management team.
In light of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, causing displacement of civilians and increasing pressures on resources and host communities, NRC has started up an emergency response programme. In the coming months, main focus is for NRC to provide support to mitigate the impact of harsh climatic conditions.