GREECE, Thessaloniki: The Norwegian Refugee Council is providing apartments for refugees stranded in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki, giving them a chance at regaining a normal life. When war came to the Syrian town of Kobani, the widow Shamza Misto fled with six of her eight children across the border to Turkey and then to Greece. From there, she planned to cross through the Balkans to join her son and daughter in Germany.
Three national staff, three casual workers and a contracted driver from the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) have been released after they were detained for a week in Al Hudaydah, Yemen.
“We are greatly relieved by the release of our staff members and the driver. They are in good condition, and we are pleased that they are now reunited with their families,” said Mutasim Hamdan, Country Director for NRC in Yemen.
Aid agencies today warned that lives are at risk unless there is a substantial increase in funds to help over seven million people facing hunger in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon.
The warning from Oxfam and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) comes as the UN, governments and donors meet in Oslo, Norway to pledge funds to tackle the crisis that wracks an area known as the Lake Chad Basin. The UN has appealed for $1.5 billion to meet the emergency needs in 2017. Last year’s appeal was only 52 per cent funded.
"Famine" is a term defined by clear criteria. When humanitarian actors warn against it, a population’s lack of access to food has already started claiming lives. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and other NGOs use the five levels of the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) as one of the tools to classify the severity and magnitude of food shortage in a population.
Famine occurs when the food shortage in an area reaches level 5 and several of the following criteria are met:
“Military fire across the border into Nangarhar and Kunar Provinces has forced Afghan families to flee their homes. Whether indiscriminate or specifically targeted, such attacks forcibly displace civilians, violating International Humanitarian Law, and must stop,” said NRC Country Director in Afghanistan, Kate O'Rourke
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We are looking for a dedicated and experienced Programme Development Manager (PDM) for NRC’s Community Based Planning (CBP) project in Central Africa Republic. NRC piloted a Community Based Planning (CBP) in 2016. In 2017, based on lessons learned, NRC will expand the approach to urban areas in Mambere-Kadei and the Kemo prefectures.
The Community Based Planning PDM reports to the NRC Area Manager in Carnot
The NRC is now recruiting a Regional Roving Logistics adviser for the Central West Africa and Latin America region.
The Regional Logistics Advisors is to strengthen Logistics services across the region by working closely with the Country Office (CO) Logistics Managers and Head of Support, providing amongst others, technical advice as needed, audit and control services to the COs, assist HR in the recruitment of CO Logistics Managers, and spearhead exchange of experiences in the region.
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The Norwegian Standby Roster for Civilian Observers (NOROBS) is a sub-roster of NORCAP and provides observers to monitoring mechanisms and civilian capacity to peace support operations.