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16 Oct 2018 description

15 million women, men and children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are without enough food to eat, up from 7.7 million last year. Some people are even joining armed groups and going into prostitution as ways to find money for food. "We are witnessing emergency levels of hunger and malnutrition in every town and village where we respond," said Ulrika Blom, Country Director for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in DR Congo. "The new figures on food insecurity in DR Congo are incredibly alarming."

24 Sep 2018 description

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) suspended all its activities in the northeastern city of Beni and surrounding areas Monday, as a result of an armed group attack on Saturday.

20 Sep 2018 description

In Kenya there remain more than 480,000 registered refugees, with most forced to live and remain in refugee camps located in marginalised and isolated parts of the country. Kakuma refugee camp and nearby Kalobeyei settlement in Turkana County in north-western Kenya today host close to 186,000 refugees from South Sudan, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Burundi and Sudan amongst others.

20 Sep 2018 description

In Kenya there remain more than 480,000 registered refugees, with most forced to live and remain in refugee camps located in marginalised and isolated parts of the country. Kakuma refugee camp and nearby Kalobeyei settlement in Turkana County in north-western Kenya today host close to 186,000 refugees from South Sudan, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Burundi and Sudan amongst others.

14 Sep 2018 description

Endorsed by: Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA); AVSI; BRAC; CARE; Danish Refugee Council (DRC); Finn Church Aid (FCA); Food for the Hungry; Humanity & Inclusion; Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC); Oxfam; Plan; Save the Children; VSO; War Child Holland; Windle International Uganda; World Vision; ZOA

The launch of Uganda's new Education Response Plan for Refugees and Host Communities (ERP) is an opportunity to ensure a better future for hundreds of thousands of children.

14 Sep 2018 description

Returning to your place of origin is the ultimate goal for people who have lived in displacement. But what happens when you return to less than you had before?

"I have nothing. I left with one piece of cloth — it is the cloth I'm wearing now," says Marie Bakumba, a 70-year-old woman from Mbulungu, a village in the southern Congolese province of Kasai.

03 Aug 2018 description

A new Ebola outbreak in the conflict zone North Kivu, that already suffers from mass displacement, is a toxic cocktail that will exacerbate the virus and have fatal consequences. "This week's declaration of a new Ebola outbreak in North Kivu couldn't have hit at a worse time or place," warned Dr. Ulrika Blom, Country Director for Norwegian Refugee Council in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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.