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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.

19 Sep 2018 description

Having returned to Norway from war-torn Yemen, NRC’s Becky Bakr Abdulla recounts her impressions from one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, a country experiencing daily bombings and a complete economic collapse. "When I first arrived in the capital of Sana’a, it struck me how life tends to carry on, even in the midst of a brutal war. The streets were busy with cars and pedestrians, children were playing.

18 Sep 2018 description

"The Trump administration's decision to further reduce the target for refugee admissions in 2019 from 45,000 to 30,000 is a slap in the face to the numerous far poorer countries around the world, who are doing more than their fair share of hosting and caring for refugees. It makes a mockery of the administration's constant rhetoric about burden sharing in the face of international crises.

17 Sep 2018 description

La crise qui touche les régions du Sud-Ouest et Nord-Ouest du Cameroun a occasionné le déplacement d’une population estimée à ce jour à plus de 200.000 personnes qui vivent dans des conditions précaires au sein de communautés hôtes ou en forêt.

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

Quote from Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council

"Hodeidah is not a trophy and its citizens are not toys. Parties to the conflict must take real and immediate steps to protect civilians, homes and hospitals in the city. Hodeidah Port must remain open and so too the arteries that lead from it. A single act of force to disrupt the flow of supplies from Hodeidah would be a deadly blow for millions."

14 Sep 2018 description

INGOs working in Yemen are extremely worried about the new escalation of fighting in Hodeidah and the closure of key routes between Hodeidah city and the north and east of the country. The humanitarian catastrophe that has been unfolding in al-Durayhimi and the south of Hodeidah governorate will likely spread to the rest of the governorate and trigger another wave of internally displaced persons. Nearly 470,000 people have already fled Hodeidah since June, fearing for their lives amidst airstrikes and fighting on the ground.

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.

13 Sep 2018 description

Washington, D.C. — As a group of US-based humanitarian and development NGOs, we are deeply concerned by the Trump administration’s decision to stop funding programs that meet the basic needs of Palestinians at a time of acute suffering brought on by years of conflict and isolation.

13 Sep 2018 description

By Jan Egeland

Jan Egeland is Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council. He co-organized the secret talks between Israel and Palestine that led to the historic 1993 Oslo Accords.

Sept. 13, 2018 - Twenty-five years ago today I sat on the White House lawn to witness the landmark signing of the Oslo agreement between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization. Diplomats around me gasped as Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin shook hands with former foe, Chairman Yasser Arafat. But for some of us present, the handshake came as no surprise.

10 Sep 2018 description

As western governments reduce funding for refugees in East Africa, aid programmes are being forced to shut down, leaving refugees in crisis. "Fast and furious budget cuts are hitting the East Africa aid sector hard. If more funding isn't found, malnutrition will rise, schools will close, and water -borne diseases will break out. Rich nations should step up to support countries that are still accepting refugees. We have a window to avoid a refugee catastrophe in East Africa if we act now," warned Nigel Tricks, Regional Director of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

07 Sep 2018 description

Quote from Reem, 26-year-old mother of three displaced from Hodeidah:

"Everything is entirely damaged now. I can't even think about what I want or hope for the future because I know we will be disappointed. I'm not in my own house, not in my own town and I am constantly wondering what will happen next."

"I keep telling my children that we can't return home and that we have to stay here in Sana'a because I don't want to lose any of you," Reem said.

07 Sep 2018 description

Close to 50,000 people have fled their homes in northern and central Mali, so far this year, due to intercommunal clashes, a rise in armed groups and military operations. Humanitarian funding has failed to keep pace with the rising needs, leaving people stranded without necessary assistance, said the Norwegian Refugee Council.

The number of newly displaced represents a 60 percent increase compared to the same period last year, according to data from the Norwegian Refugee Council and its partners in Mali.

07 Sep 2018 description

Millions of civilians trapped in Idlib face the prospect of the greatest humanitarian catastrophe in Syria's seven-year war, should there be a major military escalation in the country's North West. Eight leading aid agencies are calling on world leaders meeting Friday to urgently work together to avoid this horrific scenario.

05 Sep 2018 description

Humanitarian organisations operating in Yemen strongly support and welcome the consultation meeting in Geneva as a first step being taken by parties to the conflict towards a political resolution.

As INGOs working in Yemen, every day we witness the devastating impact of the conflict on the lives of ordinary people, and the deteriorating humanitarian situation.

Save the Children's Yemen Country Director Tamer Kirolos said it was time to put an end to the suffering of millions of Yemeni children and their families.

05 Sep 2018 description

An escalation of violence in Idlib province could quickly become a humanitarian catastrophe, warns the Norwegian Refugee Council.

Idlib hosts the highest concentration of displaced people in Syria. Violence in and around Idlib over the last year has forced people to flee time and again. Half of Idlib’s population of three million has been displaced from other parts of Syria. Civilian lives would be at stake if hostilities intensify.

04 Sep 2018 description

As the Yemeni riyal plummets to its lowest value in history, millions of people already struggling to survive reach tipping point.

The Yemeni riyal was exchanging at 630 to the US dollar in Yemen’s southern city of Aden yesterday, up from 425 in January, and less than 250 at the beginning of the conflict. The depreciation of Yemen’s currency corresponds with dramatic price hikes on basic commodities, leaving millions of people unable buy enough food to meet their daily needs.