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."
Statement by Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council
"Civilians in Yemen are not starving, they are being starved. Let it be known that the worst famine on our watch is wholly manmade by Yemen's local conflict parties and their international sponsors.
Statement by Mohamed Abdi, country director for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Yemen
"The Norwegian Refugee Council is aghast at reports of more Saudi-led coalition strikes on Yemeni civilians travelling by bus in Hodeidah yesterday afternoon. We note with anger an unacceptable pattern of attacks on civilian women, men and children by parties to the conflict who profess concern for the interests and welfare of Yemeni people. We extend our condolences to Yemeni families experiencing untold loss as a result.
New project gives vocational training, education and small business support to 4,400 youth.
"The youth of South Sudan are a huge untapped potential. They must be supported to access job training, employment and businesses opportunities. The EMPOWER project will bring new opportunities to thousands of youth that are eager to learn, work and build for the future," said Rehana Zawar, Country Director of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).
Quote from NRC staff member in Hodeidah:
"People here are suffering from a fuel crisis, they have no income, no medicine and no electricity in their houses. Jets hover for long hours, especially at night. It's so scary. We can hear clashes – guns and exploding mortar on one side and airstrikes shake our whole building. It is so stressful and incredibly frightening."
Quote from a Yemeni father whose whole village fled their homes last month:
Maps & Infographics
NRC in Bangladesh is in the final stages of obtaining registration as a legal entity (NGO) in Bangladesh. Once this is in place, NRC will be eligible to seek funding in-country, and to employ staff locally. Therefore, substantial scale-up of the operation is likely to take place in late 2018 and early 2019. The start date for this position is dependant on Government of Bangladesh registration and funding.
The purpose of the Site Development Field Coordinator position is to implement the delegated Site Development Support project portfolio.
Request for Proposals
NRC: Call for Consultancy Services on : “LHIF’s Impact and Effectiveness in 2017-2018 and Recommendations for the Future”
Lebanon Humanitarian INGO Forum (LHIF) hosted by the Norwegian Refugee Council is a network of 47 international NGOs who are working to address the needs of refugees from Syria and vulnerable Lebanese and Palestinian communities throughout Lebanon.
The Norwegian Refugee Council in South Sudan is looking for a Project Manager to join their mobile Rapid Response Team, to develop, coordinate and manage a Food Security Rapid Response. The Project Manager will also be a key driver in transitioning the emergency programming from General Food Distribution to more resilience and sustainable programming such as Food For Assets and Cash for Work.