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17 Jul 2018 description

Half way into the year, humanitarian organizations have only received 35 per cent of the money needed for relief worldwide. "Our humanitarian relief is a matter of life or death in many horrific war and disaster zones. The lack of funding leaves many desperate families without assistance. Mothers are forced to cut back on food for already malnourished children. Girls and boys are deprived of education and hope," warned Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council, Jan Egeland.

19 Jun 2018 description

Turkey, Bangladesh and Uganda alone received over half of all new refugees last year. Never before has the world registered a larger number of people displaced by war and persecution.

"International responsibility-sharing for displaced people has utterly collapsed. Rich countries are building walls against families fleeing war, at the same time as less money is available for aid to people in conflict areas," said Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council Jan Egeland.

07 Jun 2018 description

Democratic Republic of the Congo tops neglected crises list

African countries top the Norwegian Refugee Council's annual list of neglected displacement crises for a third year in a row.

28 May 2018 description

DRC’s conflict escalated and spread in 2017, creating one of the world’s largest displacementcrisis. To reduce needs and vulnerabilities in the long run, the humanitarian response planrecommends stronger synergies between humanitarian and development work.

18 May 2018 description

"I can finally sleep on a mattress again. I am really relieved that I don’t have to sleep on the ground anymore," said Kawambe, one of the estimated 70,000 displaced people in DR Congo’s Ituri province who have received assistance from the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

In April and May of 2018, with the financial support of UNICEF, we provided essential household items to nearly 14,000 displaced and conflict-affected families in Ituri province in north-eastern DR Congo.

17 May 2018 description

“Tanzania has a reputation as a friendly hosting state for refugees, but recent developments may change that,” says NRC’s country director for Tanzania and Kenya, Neil Turner.

Tanzania hosts around 300,000 refugees, mainly from Burundi and the Democratic republic of Congo (DR Congo). The majority of refugees reside in three refugee camps, Nyarugusu, Mtendeli and Nduta, located in the north-western areas of the country. The refugee camps are full and restrictions on refugee movements remain.

07 May 2018 description

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has expanded efforts in response to the refugee crisis in west Uganda. Along with other aid agencies, we are tending to the enormous humanitarian needs in overcrowded sites.

According to the latest data from the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), 76,970 people have arrived in Uganda from the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 1 January 2018. This brings the total number of Congolese refugees in Uganda to 276,570.

19 Apr 2018 description

In the Central African Republic (CAR), a main obstacle for return of displaced people has been the destruction of their homes after they had initially fled. With the support of their community and our teams, displaced people can finally return home. CAR has been mired in crisis since 2013, when the Muslim-dominated ex-Seleka coalition took power, provoking violent clashes with the predominantly Christian anti-balaka group. This led to intercommunity violence, deeply affecting the southern province of Ndjoukou. Schools, health centres and houses were looted and burned by armed groups.

13 Apr 2018 description

¨We are disappointed that too few countries sent a real message of hope to the millions of Congolese children, women and men in desperate need of assistance," said Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council, Jan Egeland.

While many countries have increased their support, the estimated amount of USD 530 million announced today by the United Nations would be far from sufficient to meet the needs of 10.5 million people targeted in the Humanitarian Response Plan. This year, USD 1.7 billion are required to assist affected populations in DR Congo.

13 Apr 2018 description

Des millions de personnes touchées par la crise humanitaire en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) sont exposées à une aggravation de la faim et à une augmentation des maladies et des décès en raison d’un manque crucial de financement de la réponse humanitaire, alerte une coalition réunissant 20 ONG internationales à l’occasion de la conférence des bailleurs se réunissant ce jour à Genève.

13 Apr 2018 description

Millions of people caught up in a humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo risk rising levels of hunger, death and disease due to a lack of aid funding, a coalition of humanitarian organisations warned ahead of a conference in Geneva today.

12 Apr 2018 description

On Friday, there will be a humanitarian conference in Geneva on the crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). We asked the NRC’s Secretary General, Jan Egeland what this conference means for over 13 million Congolese who are in acute need.

Q: What is the message NRC wants to share ahead of this conference?

11 Apr 2018 description

In the shadow of other humanitarian crises, the number of people in need in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has more than doubled since 2014, reaching the same level as in Syria. More than 13 million people are now in desperate need of humanitarian assistance in DR Congo where violent conflicts have spread to new parts of the country.

On Friday 13 April, the international community will gather in Geneva for a DR Congo pledging conference. The Norwegian Refugee Council calls for a quadrupling of the current support, to ensure affected communities receive immediate aid.

11 Apr 2018 description

SOME OF THE WORST HUMAN SUFFERING ON THE PLANET

The crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to deteriorate and the number of people in need has more than doubled since 2014:

  • Over 13 million people are in need

  • 2.2 million children suffer from severe acute malnutrition

  • 4.5 million people are internally displaced

  • More than 700,000 Congolese fled to neighbouring countries

  • 9.9 million people need food assistance & 7.7 million are acutely food insecure

11 Apr 2018 description

In the shadow of other humanitarian crises, the number of people in need in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has more than doubled since 2014, reaching the same level as in Syria. More than 13 million people are now in desperate need of humanitarian assistance in DR Congo where violent conflicts have spread to new parts of the country.

On Friday 13 April, the international community will gather in Geneva for a DR Congo pledging conference. The Norwegian Refugee Council calls for a quadrupling of the current support, to ensure affected communities receive immediate aid.

14 Mar 2018 description

"Now, I am capable of paying for food, health care and school fees for my kids," says Bembeleza, one of the 5,082 people who have benefited from our cash assistance distribution in Kitchanga town, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

11 Mar 2018 description

Ephrem Chiruza | Published 09. Mar 2018

Thousands of displaced families in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) struggle to make ends meet. With cash distributions made available by our teams in the field over 8,000 families are able to buy exactly what they need.

08 Mar 2018 description

All displaced people face challenges, but among the most vulnerable of those in search of protection are women and girls. "Being a woman is harder when you are displaced," says Director of NRC's field operations, Magnhild Vasset.

03 Mar 2018 description

Violence has forced thousands of Congolese to seek safety in neighbouring Uganda, with overcrowded refugee camps there putting pressure on hygiene and sanitation facilities, increasing the risk of deadly cholera outbreaks.

Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) has forced nearly 44,000 people to cross Uganda’s south-west border out of the country so far this year. This has put pressure on sanitation facilities in refugee settlements, and has led to deadly cholera outbreaks.