The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) welcomes the Global Compact for Migration, which is set to be endorsed in Marrakesh today. "The compact recognises the rising threats of disaster displacement and impacts of climate change, and brings hope for the people affected," argued Nina Birkeland, NRC's Senior Adviser on Disaster Displacement and Climate Change.
Nobel Peace Prize: Stronger efforts needed to prevent sexual violence in war
"This long overdue prize must be the beginning of a strengthened effort to protect women and men against sexual violence and abuse in wars and to ensure that those who commit what is pure war crimes are held accountable. In too many conflicts, sexual violence is being used as a barbaric weapon of war, in breach of international laws and with the victims of these crimes suffering in silence.
As of September 2018, close to 240,0001 mostly Somali refugees reside in Dadaab refugee complex. With continued conflict, instability and drought, causing new displacement in Somalia as well as reduced humanitarian funding in Dadaab, there is need to strengthen the knowledge of future return intentions and movement patterns of the refugee population. Since May 2017, REACH has worked with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) on developing tools and methodologies for data collection in the three camps of Dadaab refugee complex (Dagahaley, IFO, Hagadera).
Millions of Iraqis are still destitute one year since the Iraqi government declared victory against the so-called Islamic State group. Too many of them are homeless or in camps they are not allowed to leave. This makes them unable to rebuild their lives.
Corruption in the aid sector is particularly serious because it affects the most vulnerable of us. "Those who have to pay the highest price are usually the people desperate for help," says Gro Skaaren-Fystro, Special Adviser to Transparency International (TI). Together with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), TI has developed tools that can help combat corruption.
She believes that it is human nature to choose the path of least resistance, which can involve cutting corners and stretching rules to get things done.
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Cameroon is looking for a Head of Programme!
NRC started operations in Cameroon in April 2017 to respond to the humanitarian crisis that affects this country and has continued to expand into the worst affected and hard to reach areas . He therefore runs operations in the Extreme North and more recently in the south and North West regions of Cameroon implementing Education, Food Security, WASH, Shelter and ICLA. The Country Office has been expanding steadily the past one year and the team currently consists of around 80 national staff members.
Do you want to be part of our Cameroon programme? We are looking for an ICLA Programme Development Manager to be based in Maroua!
NRC started activities in Cameroon in April 2017 to assist people displaced by the armed group Boko Haram. We currently provide emergency assistance to displaced people in the three most affected divisions in Cameroon’s Far North region: Mayo Sava, Mayo Tsanaga, and Logone & Chari.
o you have the skills and experience to join our team? We are looking for a new Education Specialist for our country programme in Colombia.
The purpose of the Education Core Competence (CC) Specialist position is technical development, strategic direction and quality assurance of the Education CC for the Colombia Country Programme which includes programme activities in the five countries Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, Ecuador and Honduras. The Education Specialist is responsible for mentoring, training, capacity building staff on Education technical capacity.
Do you want to join our team in Bangladesh? NRC has recently obtained registration in Bangladesh and are scaling up our activities. The purpose of the ICLA PDM position is to design and develop ICLA programme in the country and manage and implement ICLA project portfolio. The following is a brief description of the role.
The ICLA PDM reports to the Area Manager
A seven-year-old child in Gaza has already witnessed three wars in their lifetime. This is unacceptable.”
Jan Egeland, NRC’s Secretary General