The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors. The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs
After nine years of living at the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya, Hawa and one of her sons have finally returned to Baidoa, Somalia, to reunite with her other two children.
In 2005 Hawa and her four children abandoned their home fleeing conflict. Together, they crossed the border into Kenya as conflict in the Bay Region escalated and managed to settle at Hagadera Camp in Dabaab. Her husband had been killed during the conflict and hence she was left to raise her 6 children on her own.
While other children in Zaatari refugee camp attend school, eight year old Yazan is playing in the dirt. He one of many Syrian children that are deprived of schooling.
“The schools didn’t accept him. They said that there weren’t any seats left,” explains Yazan’s father Hassan.
The security situation in Mali is making it difficult to reach out to civilians in need. Roads are subject to attacks and improvised explosive devices (IED). “There are large areas in Mali that we are struggling to reach,” says Country Director Muriel Tschopp. “The insecurity lays heavy restrictions on our movement of emergency aid and personnel,” says Country Director for NRC Mali, Muriel Tschopp. “Even if humanitarian organisations are not the target, roadside bombs do not discriminate.”
Odette Asha (12.08.2015)
Lucie and her husband Veiko are both 15 years old. Lucie became pregnant and dropped out of school shortly after they were married.
This document presents an analysis on the import of use of ‘dual use items’ including cement, aggregate and reinforcement bars, also called ABC materials.
The information has been retrieved from UNSCO mailing list reporting on the crossing information, truckloads through Kerem Shalom, and Rafah crossings.
The website produced by UNOPS providing real time information on the numbers of projects approved, and homeowners who have been cleared to purchase ABC materials can be accessed on http://grm.report/
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In light of the increase in violence since the beginning of 2014 that has triggered a massive wave of displacement in the north eastern part of Nigeria, NRC is about to start up an emergency response programme in Nigeria to respond to the humanitarian needs.
In the coming months, the main focus for NRC would be meeting the basic needs of conflict affected populations including IDPs, returnees and the local communities in Borno State. NRC will initially be starting activities in the area of food security (FS), water and sanitation and shelter sectors.
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).
Internal displacement in North Kivu (and South Kivu) continues to put DR Congo in the top five displacement crises worldwide. Over the past twenty years, displacement has been a recurrent feature of life in the Kivus – particularly North Kivu, with current estimates placing over 1.7m (OCHA August 2013) people living in displacement in the two Kivu provinces. North Kivu in particular has seen regular ‘waves’ of massive displacement – starting in 1996 with the Congo wars, and with marked peaks in 2000, 2003, 2008-9 and again in 2012-13.