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31 Dec 2003 description

The Norwegian Refugee Council
In partnership with The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Workshop on the Guiding Principles
7-8 December 2003
Kabul, Afghanistan

30 Nov 2003 description

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in partnership with OXFAM
Training on the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement
November 2003
Gulu & Kitgum Districts, Uganda

31 Oct 2003 description

OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting
Warsaw, October 2003

31 Oct 2003 description

OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting
Warsaw, October 2003
Contents

Acronyms
Foreword
Introduction

Country overviews

  • Armenia.
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Georgia
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Moldova
  • Russian Federation
  • Serbia and Montenegro
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
About the Global IDP Project
23 Oct 2003 description

OSLO/GENEVA, 23 October 2003 - The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) today called on the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to increase efforts to address the plight of the three million people who have been displaced within their own countries by armed conflict or human rights violations and still wait to be able to return to their homes.

10 Oct 2003 description

GENEVA/WARSAW, 10 October 2003 - Across Europe, three million people displaced within their own countries by armed conflict still wait to be able to return to their homes. Despite the scope of this major human crisis, and its destabilizing effects on the whole region, international attention to internal displacement in Europe is continuously decreasing, according to a report released by the Norwegian Refugee Council's Global IDP Project today.

18 Sep 2003 description

The Norwegian Refugee Council has the following goals for its work in Iraq:

  • To improve the situation of IDPs, refugees and returnees in Iraq;

  • To assist in the coordination of effective and structured aid to IDPs and other vulnerable groups;

  • To identify requirements and develop capacity for local competence in the area of food distribution;

  • To assist in overcoming barriers to controlled, voluntary return of peoples displaced over the past decades;

18 Sep 2003 description

The Norwegian Refugee Council has the following goals for its work in Iraq:

  • To improve the situation of IDPs, refugees and returnees in Iraq;

  • To assist in the coordination of effective and structured aid to IDPs and other vulnerable groups;

  • To identify requirements and develop capacity for local competence in the area of food distribution;

  • To assist in overcoming barriers to controlled, voluntary return of peoples displaced over the past decades;

08 Sep 2003 description

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) terminates its activities in Iraq and withdraws all international staff. It is the difficult security situation as well as the weak position of the United Nations in the occupied country that made the organisation take the decision.

29 Aug 2003 description

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has now reopened a refugee camp for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Liberia. NRC recommenced its activities in the country last week, after having to put all activities on hold in early June. There are currently about 500 000 IDPs in the war-torn country.

22 Aug 2003 description

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) recommenced its activities in Liberia yesterday, 21. August. The ferocious fighting in the country forced the organisation to put its activities on hold and evacuate the Norwegian staff in early June. With the arrival of the peacekeeping troops and the newly signed peace agreement, NRC has now been able to recommence its efforts on assisting the country's 200 000 internally displaced people (IDPs).

13 Aug 2003 description

Geneva, August 13,2003 - Hundreds of thousands of civilians in the Philippines have this year been forced to leave their homes and livelihoods, once again displaced by the fighting between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). It is estimated that more than 400,000 civilians have been displaced since the military launched a major operation against a MILF camp near Pikit town in North Cotabato in February2003.

03 Aug 2003 description

Map produced by the Global IDP Project of the Norwegian Refugee Council

Data source: Department of Social Welfare and Development

22 Jul 2003 description

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) employee who was recently kidnapped in the Makamba Province in Burundi, was released last Friday, after being held hostage for nearly a week. She was exhausted and shaken but otherwise unharmed. It is still not known who was behind the kidnapping.

17 Jul 2003 description

A local employee of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) was kidnapped last Saturday in the Makamba Province in Burundi. It is at this point unknown who carried out the kidnapping. The hostilities in Burundi have accelerated during the last few days.

07 Jul 2003 description

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been put in charge of organising the repatriation of refugees from DR Congo to Angola. In collaboration with the United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), NRC will repatriate almost 80 000 returnees within the next two years.

02 Jul 2003 description

An emergency relief consignment from the Norwegian Church Aid and Norwegian Refugee Council arrived today in the Liberian capital Monrovia. There is an urgent need for emergency assistance, as thousands of civilians have been without aid for weeks.

27 Jun 2003 description

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) expresses deep concern over the situation in Liberia, and claims the USA has to send a peacekeeping troop in order to prevent the conflict turning into a bloodbath. - If the USA is at all concerned with humanitarian needs and the security of civilians, there is a much greater need for them in Liberia than there is in Iraq, says, Secretary-General of the NRC, Raymond Johansen. Due to the historical and political bonds between the two countries, the USA ought to have strong obligations towards Liberia, he argues.