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31 Dec 2014 description

In 2002, NRC began developing a programme targeting youth in post-conflict zones. These Youth Education Packs (YEP) were intended to respond not just to employment needs but also to teach young people, who had grown up in often challenging and unstable situations, literacy and life skills.1 After implementation in several countries around the world (Liberia; Burundi; Sierra Leone and more), beginning in 2010, NRC implemented this YEP project in Afghanistan, specifically in Herat,

31 Dec 2014 description

1. General Overview

The entire population of the Gaza Strip (1.8 million) has been affected directly or indirectly by collapsing buildings and infrastructure during the Last summer conflict due to aerial bombardment and ground operations during Operation Protective Edge (OPE).

26 Dec 2014 description


Galkayo is one of the oldest towns in Southern and Central Somalia and home to an estimated population of 42,900 Internally Displaced People (IDPs) seeking refuge from regional conflicts as well as livelihood opportunities.

Gaalkacyo is split up in a North and South section that are administered by respectively the Puntland and the Galgaduud government. Due to security constraints, there have been more shelter projects in North Gaalkacyo and therefore the two mapping exercises were done separately.

25 Dec 2014 description

On 10 December 2014, several Palestinian school children suffered from excessive gas inhalation after Israeli troops fired tear gas near the Ibrahimiyya School in Hebron City during school hours. One child was rushed to the hospital. Other children and staff including the headmaster were treated in the school by the Palestinian Red Crescent.

The school then closed to protect the children. The Israeli military stated that there had been a “minor” riot at the intersection near the school.

23 Dec 2014 description

“It is cold and I shiver during the nights”, says Maia (11). Tough winter weather is posing another threat to hundred thousands of Iraqi displaced.

Maia fled from Sinjar mountains in Iraq when armed groups attacked the area in August. Together with her family she travelled for days, until they got to safety in the Kurdish region in Northern Iraq.

“I was running out of milk to my youngest child and we had no water to drink. For three nights we stayed in open air”, says Maia’s mother, Naam.

19 Dec 2014 description

When military operations began in North Waziristan in June this year, Noor Ayaz knew that he and his family had to leave their home in Pakistan for their own safety.

“There were thirteen of us, including children,” he said. “It took two days to come to Afghanistan ”.

15 Dec 2014 description

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Jordan has directly assisted more than 360,000 vulnerable Syrian refugees in both formal camps and host communities since it began operations in November 2012. NRC is the lead partner of UNHCR in Zaatari and Azraq camps in providing refugees with shelter and the management and distribution of non-food items (NFIs).

10 Dec 2014 description
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AMMAN - The Norwegian Refugee Council in Jordan on Wednesday received a 10,000 euros cheque from students of the Sorghvliet School in The Hague, Netherlands handed over in a ceremony at the Dutch Embassy in Amman.

10 Dec 2014 description
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CONCEPT NOTE - Equipped for tomorrows humanitarian challenges The 20th anniversary of the Code of Conduct

Anike Doherty

On Friday 5th December, the Norwegian Refugee Council and International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies hosted 80 government representatives and humanitarian organisations across the world in an event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief, at the IFRC in Geneva.

09 Dec 2014 description

Date de l’alerte : 21 Novembre 2014 Date de validation : 21 Novembre 2014
Date d’évaluation : du 27 nov. au 1er déc. 2014

L’axe évalué est compris entre les villages de Bilobilo et de Kanyama. 14 villages longent l’axe routier WalikaleKisangani entre les points kilométriques 30 et 50. Ils s’étalent sur 3 localités, notamment Bafianda et Bisaramba en groupement d’Itunda et Maliba-Okondo en groupement de Wassa, en secteur Wanyanga, territoire de Walikale, province du Nord Kivu.

08 Dec 2014 description

Humanitarian and human rights agencies urge governments to resettle 5% refugees from Syria by end 2015

Over 30 international organisations are calling on governments meeting in Geneva tomorrow to commit to offering sanctuary to at least 5 per cent of the most vulnerable refugees from Syria currently in neighbouring countries - 180,000 people - by the end of 2015.

05 Dec 2014 description

This document builds on existing research and guidance on response and recovery in urban crises and aims to contribute to moving the urban conversation forward. Through drawing out lessons from the Norwegian Refugee Council’s (NRC’s) urban programmes in Baghdad this document demonstrates how a different approach was taken in the context of Baghdad and outlines how elements of this can be transferred to response and recovery in other urban settings.

04 Dec 2014 description

Palestinians in Gaza are dreading the heavy winter rains in the aftermath of a devastating war in July and August of this year.

Winter usually comes with rain and cold in most Middle Eastern countries, but the situation in the Gaza Strip is beyond a simple seasonal change. In previous years, the residents of the coastal strip have experienced floods. This coming winter, however, Palestinians in Gaza are expecting more problems from the heavy winter rains in the aftermath of the devastating war in July and August of this year.

03 Dec 2014 description

02 December 2014

Dear Special Envoy,

Following your visit to Goma, DRC, the non-governmental organizations signatory to this letter welcome you to your post, and expresses support of your mission in DRC. As organizations operational in the Kivus, we recognize the challenges in front of you and look forward to working with you and your office towards ensuring effective humanitarian assistance to those in need, whilst addressing key structural and longer-term needs to enable the effective transition from conflict to stability, and to sustainable development.