Repeated attacks against farmers risk aggravating the food crisis in Northeast Nigeria. Farmers must be protected so they can cultivate their lands and return to their families alive, urged the Norwegian Refugee Council today. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is horrified by the killing of at least 12 farmers in Kalle village, Borno state, Northeast Nigeria this weekend.
"The level of violence registered lately in Northeast Nigeria is alarming.
1/ Analyse des données de sécurité alimentaire et des moyens d’existence
Suite à l’inondation survenue dans la commune de Fallou, 45.83% des ménages victimes des inondations déclarent être en situation d’insécurité alimentaire contre 29.17% des ménages qui sont à risque d’insécurité alimentaire pour les semaines à venir. A contrario, 25% des ménages ayant été affectés par les inondations soutiennent avoir un score de consommation alimentaire acceptable.
More than 277,000 children are at risk of contracting water-borne diseases in schools which have just reopened in Basra, where water and sanitation facilities have totally collapsed, the Norwegian Refugee Council warned today. Teachers told NRC they are witnessing concerning numbers of children hospitalised since they returned to school, suffering from diarrhoea, vomiting, rashes and scabies.
Project background and context:
Press statement by Ulrika Blom, Country Director for the Norwegian Refugee Council in DR Congo:
"We are deeply concerned by the rapidly escalating and increasingly dangerous violence in Eastern DR Congo.
8AFGHANISTAN/Badghis: Sultana, 24, recently had to bury her youngest daughter, who froze to death in the Afghan desert.*
Thousands of families have settled in tents on an arid field in the northwestern Afghan desert. After four years of failed rains, hunger has forced them to flee. They are farmers, but have long since sold off the livestock that would have provided them with food through the winter. Now, the cold has already claimed its first victims. The youngest children die first. Sultana’s daughter was only three months old.
People displaced in Afghanistan's worst drought-affected province, Badghis, urgently need food and better shelter to survive the upcoming winter months. "We fear that cold and hungry children will be hit by winter illnesses leading to entirely preventable deaths," warned Chris Nyamandi, Country Director for the Norwegian Refugee Council in Afghanistan. "Temperatures have already dropped close to zero degrees at night and the next few weeks will be really testing for families with freezing temperatures coming up.
15 million women, men and children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are without enough food to eat, up from 7.7 million last year. Some people are even joining armed groups and going into prostitution as ways to find money for food. "We are witnessing emergency levels of hunger and malnutrition in every town and village where we respond," said Ulrika Blom, Country Director for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in DR Congo. "The new figures on food insecurity in DR Congo are incredibly alarming."
Statement by Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council
"Civilians in Yemen are not starving, they are being starved. Let it be known that the worst famine on our watch is wholly manmade by Yemen's local conflict parties and their international sponsors.
Statement by Mohamed Abdi, country director for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Yemen
"The Norwegian Refugee Council is aghast at reports of more Saudi-led coalition strikes on Yemeni civilians travelling by bus in Hodeidah yesterday afternoon. We note with anger an unacceptable pattern of attacks on civilian women, men and children by parties to the conflict who profess concern for the interests and welfare of Yemeni people. We extend our condolences to Yemeni families experiencing untold loss as a result.
New project gives vocational training, education and small business support to 4,400 youth.
"The youth of South Sudan are a huge untapped potential. They must be supported to access job training, employment and businesses opportunities. The EMPOWER project will bring new opportunities to thousands of youth that are eager to learn, work and build for the future," said Rehana Zawar, Country Director of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).
Quote from NRC staff member in Hodeidah:
"People here are suffering from a fuel crisis, they have no income, no medicine and no electricity in their houses. Jets hover for long hours, especially at night. It's so scary. We can hear clashes – guns and exploding mortar on one side and airstrikes shake our whole building. It is so stressful and incredibly frightening."
Quote from a Yemeni father whose whole village fled their homes last month:
Families separated for years enjoy tearful reunions and migrants seek new lives, as over 10,000 people have crossed into Ethiopia since 11 September.
"We're seeing the fruits of peace one month on from the historic border reopening. Families previously divided by up to 20 years from the conflict, are celebrating joyful reunions. Trade is increasing in the border towns, as more people cross the border every day," said Stine Paus, Country Director of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).
International Day of Older Persons: a critical need to reinstate full and non-discriminatory access to human rights by older persons in conflict-torn eastern Ukraine Today marks the 28th anniversary of the International Day of Older Persons – the date allows us to reflect upon the situation of older persons, as well as for acknowledging the vital role they play in the society.
NRC is one of only a few agencies operating across all of Syria. Against a backdrop of intense conflict, we work to provide emergency, transitional and longer-term assistance to people in need.
Eight years into the war, the scale of humanitarian needs across Syria remain overwhelming, with 13.1 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. Despite socalled de-escalation agreements, violence continues to affect the lives of countless civilians.
It is not easy to be a child in Afghanistan. As the conflict continues, children’s challenges increase, threatening their safety, wellbeing and access to education. NRC’s education programmes aim to mitigate the devastating impacts of conflict and forced displacement by providing a sense of normality and stability. They provide quality education that supports children’s emotional and cognitive development and open pathways for their reintegration into formal schooling systems.
Prepared by: Astrid E. Sletten, Area Manager, Baghdad
Gary Campbell, WASH Specialist
Mission dates: 15-18 September 2018
Report date: 22 September 2018
The objective of NRC’s second mission was to better identify specific needs and areas of intervention to both help prevent the deterioration of the crisis in Basra and respond to the emerging humanitarian needs, in particular as they relate to the water crisis.
Prepared by: Ziyad El Baz, Access Advisor
Alexandra Saieh, Advocacy Manager
Mission dates: 26 – 29 Aug 2018
Report date: 09 Sep 2018
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) launched the first online introductory course on humanitarian access, to contribute to improving how the aid community reaches communities in conflict.
"Humanitarians need to be even better at reaching communities caught up in conflict. This new course paves the way to equip aid workers with the basic tools to better understand how to access people in crisis," said Jamie Munn, Director of NRC in Geneva.
La commune d’Intililt est l’une des sept communes du cercle de Gao dans la région du même nom.
Elle est située à l’est du chef-lieu de cercle, limitée à l’ouest par la commune de Gounzoureye, au sud par la commune de Téssit et au Nord par Gabéro.