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22 May 2018 description

Thale Jenssen | Published 22. May 2018

Surrounded by a region in conflict, Ethiopia is Africa's second largest refugee hosting country, after Uganda. In addition, conflict, drought and flooding causes displacement inside the country. How are these refugees welcomed?

In January 2018, Ethiopia hosts close to 900,000 refugees, and the number is growing. They are mainly from neighbouring South Sudan, Eritrea, Sudan and Somalia. More than 1.5 million people in Ethiopia are internally displaced.

05 Apr 2018 description

by Chris Muturi

As the drought situation in South Sudan has worsened, Nyagoul Tekjiek brought her family to Kenya in 2018, where she finally dares to dream of brighter days for her children and herself.

After her husband’s death a year ago, Nyagoul found herself unable to put food on the table for her seven children. She decided to take her family to Kenya, where they now reside in Kakuma Refugee Camp.

04 Apr 2018 description

After attending our training programme in welding and fabrication, a team of eleven refugees from South Sudan were provided with start-up kits and a shed in 2016, marking the start-up of Khartoum Welders in Kakuma Refugee Camp.

22 Mar 2018 description

Latest South Sudan food security report projects worsening food crisis in the coming months. With many parts of the country moving closer to a 'catastrophe', a famine situation is likely without an urgent increase in aid. "South Sudan's food crisis levels are shocking," said Rehana Zawar, Norwegian Refugee Council's Country Director in South Sudan. "Alarm bells are ringing as the threat of famine is now more widespread than this time last year. Tens of thousands of families are at risk of starvation."

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.

20 Feb 2018 description

In humanitarian crises like South Sudan’s protracted conflict, people with physical disabilities struggle to escape when their villages are attacked.

The civil war in South Sudan that broke out in 2013 has displaced 1.6 million people within the young state since 2015, and forced over 768,000 people to seek refuge in neighbouring countries. The conflict has brought the country to its knees, crippling the economy and creating tribal rivalry and social disorder.

05 Jan 2018 description

In September 2016, the UN General Assembly adopted the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants. UN Member States committed to strengthening and enhancing mechanisms to protect refugees and migrants and to move towards a more effective system of responsibility sharing in the international refugee response. States committed to working towards the adoption of a Global Compact on Refugees in 2018, to consist of a Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) and a Programme of Action for implementation.

13 Dec 2017 description

If you would like to arrange an interview, please contact :
Michelle Delaney | Sr. Media Adviser, Norwegian Refugee Council | Oslo | Mobile: +47 941 65 579 | Email: michelle.delaney@nrc.no

The past twelve months have seen a sharp rise in the number of people fleeing their homes and in urgent need of emergency food assistance. The conflict continues to take a heavy toll on civilians.

03 Nov 2017 description

South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia are facing long days with nothing to do.

Like so many from South Sudan, Peter Gatwich is a tall man. A brown suit, blue striped shirt and freshly polished leather shoes make him stand out on the day of our visit to Gure Shombola refugee camp in Ethiopia’s western Assosa zone. Gatwick’s smile comes easily, but as the leader of the refugees’ central committee at the camp, he bears a lot of responsibility.

08 Oct 2017 description

The Case of IDPs in South Sudan’s Protection of Civilians Sites

The principle of non-refoulement is often regarded as being exclusively applicable in contexts of international cross-border displacement. But while the term refoulement did indeed gain recognition through its inclusion in the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, similar concepts can be found in a far more diverse set of legal frameworks whose protection extends well beyond the refugee sphere.

20 Sep 2017 description

Country Operations

In 2018, there will be Humanitarian Response Plans in 23 countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, Chad, Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen. The HRPs for Cameroon, Chad, CAR, DRC, Somalia, Haiti, Sudan, Nigeria (and potentially Niger and Afghanistan) will be multi-year Plans.

Deadline for Completion

07 Sep 2017 description

While students around the world go back to school, millions of children that fled conflict and drought in East Africa have no classes to attend.

“We decided to flee Burundi because there was war. I miss the school where I was studying in Burundi. I had enough materials: shoes and clothes, pens, eraser and a school bag,” says ten-year-old Nyongere at Nduta refugee camp in Tanzania. But this year he has no school to attend.

17 Aug 2017 description

One million South Sudanese have fled for their lives across Uganda’s border seeking safety since the start of the war in 2013. About a third of this number arrived since January 2017, highlighting that conflict continues to rage in South Sudan.

28 Jul 2017 description

Project Management

ProCap aims to strengthen the collaborative response of protection agencies and non-protection mandated organisations. To do this, it deploys senior personnel with proven protection expertise at field, regional and global operations and trains mid-level protection staff from standby partners and humanitarian organisations. The Project objectives and activities are guided by the 2014-2016 ProCap Strategy.

Project Governance / Management

28 Jul 2017 description

Who we are

The Protection Standby Capacity Project (ProCap) is an inter-agency initiative created in 2005 in collaboration with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), which seeks to build global protection capacity and enhance the humanitarian system’s protection response.

28 Jul 2017 description

Background

Launched in 2005, ProCap aims to enhance the humanitarian system’s protection response through the deployment of Senior Protection Advisers and the delivery of inter-agency protection capacity trainings. The strategic direction of the project is reviewed regularly to ensure that it responds to changing needs and gaps within the international humanitarian response. An external evaluation in 2007, a Strategic Review in 2009, and an external evaluation in 2011 all confirmed the continued relevance of the project.

14 Jul 2017 description

NRC in 2016: our year in review

We assisted millions in 2016. It wasn’t easy.

The numbers were bleak. Nearly 66 million people were on the move, fleeing conflict and disaster. But we persevered.

In 2016, displacement figures topped the charts yet again. As the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) scaled up, our 2016 annual report details, we supported more than six million people throughout the year – improving 2015 achievements by nearly 27 per cent.

A balancing act

07 Jul 2017 description

Six years after independence, one third of the population in South Sudan have fled their homes and six million people are in need of food aid.