The Norwegian Refugee Council has so far assisted 8,700 Syrian refugees after storm “Norma” and “Miriam” caused damage to informal settlement and substandard shelters in Lebanon.
GAMBELLA, ETHIOPIA: In a refugee camp hosting more than 85,000 refugees, a young mother of two have paved her way as one of the most popular teachers in the camp.
It’s early morning and students are lining up outside the school, eager to have their homework checked.
"Excellent work, students!" Nyanchew Chuol says loudly. As she is going through every single exercise book, the teacher is generous with her encouraging comments.
This year's first snow has fallen in the centre and northeastern parts of Afghanistan. More snow and temperatures as low as minus 15 degrees Celsius is expected this weekend posing severe risk to displaced Afghans in makeshift shelters.
In April 2018, the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine entered its fifth year. Continued fighting in both Luhansk and Donetsk regions, including the use of heavy weapons near populated areas, has led to extensive conflict-related damage to private residences on both sides of the contact line.
At the same time, Ukrainian legal system appears to be not responsive to the circumstances of damage incurred as a result of hostilities and, accordingly, does not provide for an effective remedy for the affected population.
A new caravan heading towards Mexico and the United States is reportedly set to leave San Pedro Sula in Honduras on Tuesday 15 January. "The large number of people expected to leave Central America is a true testimony to the desperate situation for children, women and men in this poor and violence affected region," said Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Jan Egeland. "Instead of talking about a crisis at the US-Mexican border, North Americans must wake up and address the real humanitarian crisis in Central America".
Ongoing clashes between the Arakan Army and the Myanmar Military have displaced 4,500 people since early December.
Sniper attacks, ambushes and clashes in Rakhine State over the last month have so far displaced over 4,500 people from their homes. Displaced people are currently sheltering in monasteries and other communal spaces in the townships of Ponnagyun, Rathedaung and Buthidaung in Rakhine State, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
I. INFORMATIONS GENERALES
Date : 18 Juillet 2018 Participants : NRC (Ali ABDOULAYE), Mercy Corps (Youssouf ALHOUSSEINI), IMC (Mahamadou KANTE), ADAZ (Mohamed TRAORE, Amadou HAIDARA), AJDM (AliouYamourou MAIGA), ADRA (Moussa DAOU),
DRDSES (Ibrahim Youssouf CISSE)
Mode de déplacement : Véhicule et Pinasse motorisée
Durée de la mission : Une journée
Objectifs principaux de la mission :
Constater l’effectivité du mouvement des populations et identifier les causes du déplacement et les problèmes de protection engendrés ;
The office of Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Ukraine is concerned by the humanitarian consequences of the lack of a responsive procedure of birth and death registration for families from non-government controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions and Crimea, as well as by the alarming situation around the high percentage of children that do not have birth certificates issued by the Ukrainian authorities.
Amjad Yamin | Published 10. Jan 2019
LEBANON: "Syrian refugees in Lebanon evacuated dozens of settlements after the winter storm "Norma" brought flooding, snowfall and freezing rain across the country," says Giovanni Rizzo, NRC’s Area Manager in Bekaa, Lebanon.
Storm "Norma" has caused damages to infrastructure, roads and homes across Lebanon, putting at least 70,000 refugees at risk, more than half of whom are children, based on the latest humanitarian update.
In May 2018, Cyclone Sagar stormed across the Gulf of Aden and made landfall in Somaliland, disrupting the lives of over 670,000 people. Six months later, efforts to restore livelihoods are finally starting to show results.
"On that night, strong winds tore the ceiling apart and broke some of the wooden branches of our hut. We were forced to move to a nearby school for shelter," says 39-year-old Rahma, a mother of four children. Her house in Baki village was destroyed during the storm. The huge floods washed away their farmland and killed her goats.
The number of people displaced as a result of the crisis in Cameroon's Anglophone regions has spiked to more than 430,000 during the last months. Many people are hiding in the bush with no support, warns the Norwegian Refugee Council.
"We are deeply worried by the ongoing conflict and the increasing displacement figures. Parties to the conflict must ensure that civilians in the area are protected and are able to safely access life-saving assistance," said David Manan, Country Director for the Norwegian Refugee Council in Cameroon.
As the world turns its attention to the upcoming elections in Democratic Republic of the Congo this Sunday, the Norwegian Refugee Council cautions not to lose sight of the millions of Congolese men, women and children whose humanitarian needs have yet to be met.
International Rescue Committee, Oxfam, Save the Children, Norwegian Refugee Council and Danish Refugee Council welcome the affirmation of the Global Compact on Refugees today. The Compact has the potential to provide better protection and care for refugees and development benefits to hosting communities.
With the UN General Assembly vote in New York, an overwhelming majority of UN Member States affirmed a pact of international solidarity and cooperation for refugee protection and host community development.
At the end of November 7/20 partners (1 UN,6 INGO) and 8/33 HRP projects are partially funded, (8% from HRP shelter request).
West Bank/East Jerusalem
Demolished structures: 422 (Jan-Nov 2018) of which 144 (34%) are residential, displaced 416 individuals, including 193 children
Donor-funded structures: 57 of which 19 are residential
Humanitarian organisations in Yemen congratulate parties to the conflict on the cooperation and persistence that have led to the most positive agreements seen for Yemeni civilians in more than three years. These represent a significant step on the road to real and lasting peace in Yemen and could have a transformative impact on a humanitarian crisis affecting millions of people.
As humanitarians on the ground in Yemen, we welcome the announcement of a ceasefire in Hodeidah and statement of understanding on Taiz with relief and optimism. If implemented in full by all parties the actions agreed today could have the power to change the course of the crisis in Yemen.