Ahead of the First Formal Consultations for the Global Compact on Refugees, 14 international NGOs and InterAction signed a statement in which they reflect on the Zero Draft of the Global Compact on Refugees, including their recommendations to ensure that the Compact leads to a better response to the large movement of refugees, greater equity across States, and support refugees to live in safety and dignity.
By Isaac Kyaw Htun Hla
In the collaboration with Township Government Counterpart and Fire Brigade Department, LWF Myanmar had organized the simulation about flood at Sakan Maw village on November 23, 2017. The activity is done under the purposes of strengthening awareness on DRR preparedness for prompt response to flood fresh disaster and building capacities of Emergency Response Team – CBDRM Sub-Committee.
The moral and ethical imperative to address climate change
As faith leaders and faith-based organisations from all across the world, we acknowledge that our wellbeing as human beings depends on and is closely intertwined with the wellbeing of our planet and the whole of creation. As people of faith, we are called to care for creation and share the resources of the earth in a sustainable and equitable way.
Humanitarian Organizations call for immediate humanitarian access to those in need:
One month since the 25 August attacks and subsequent security response, INGOs in Myanmar are increasingly concerned about severe restrictions on humanitarian access and impediments to the delivery of critically needed humanitarian assistance throughout Rakhine State.
Senior chief in Angola’s Lunda Norte province speaks about refugee crisis in his country
“I feel honoured by the government´s decision to host the refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in my area” says Francisco Muhangenu (50), a senior chief of Lunda Norte Province, Angola, standing between his fellow chiefs during a traditional ritual for blessing the refugee camp site. “We are the same people despite the border line which has separated us.”
The following is a press release (408.34 kB) signed by 35 INGO's working in the Central African Republic
Bangui, August 11th 2017
Following the escalation of violence in many parts of the country, NGOs signatories, members of the INGO Coordination Committee (CCO) in the Central African Republic (CAR) call for an increased protection of civilians and an improved humanitarian access to allow the affected population access to vital aid.
As NGOs working across CAR, we witness the impact of violence on the civilian population on a daily basis:
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RCA : Le regain de violence contre les civils menace la fourniture de l’aide humanitaire essentielle et la survie des populations fragilisées par la crise.
Daw Oo Saw Nwe (37) is a teacher who works at the child friendly space in Ywar Ma Ni village, Myauk U Township, Rakhine State. Ywar Ma Ni village is located 5 miles away from Myauk U and has 220 households with a population of 1,230. 10 households among them were displaced by ethnic and religious conflicts.
As most families struggle for daily food as farm laborers, supporting their children in higher education is a big challenge. Sometime they have to take their children to work, causing them to miss out on their education.
The undersigned international and national NGOs and respective NGO coordination fora welcome the fact that the international community, under the impetus of the EU, is convening in Brussels to address and respond to the Syria crisis.
LWF supports survivors of gender-based violence in South Sudan
(LWI) Amina* was lying under a palm tree when a caseworker from The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) found her. The teen had been covering herself with palm leaves after walking for days from South Sudan to Uganda. Once she had reached the reception center in northern Uganda, the strength she had needed to make the journey left her.
(LWI) – “This is the largest refugee crisis in Africa, and the third largest in the world. How many thousands have to come, how many people have to die until the international community wakes up?” – Jesse Kamstra, country representative of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) in Uganda, asks angrily.
LWF supports communities with schools, teacher training and student kits
(LWI) - The noise of 150 primary school children in one room is deafening. In colourful clothes they sit on the floor of a “Temporary Learning Space” (TLS) in Nget Chaung-2, a camp for internally displaced people near Sittwe, the capital of Myanmar’s Rakhine state. The TLS is an informal school, as the students are not allowed to access public schools in Myanmar.
Refugees face similar challenges across Syria’s neighbouring countries
Refugees face similar challenges across Syria’s neighbouring countries, a new report by a coalition of 28 NGOs has found, warning that long-term efforts are still needed by the international community and host governments.
El Programa Centroamérica favoreció diversas acciones en los cuatro países con el objetivo de aumentar la resiliencia al cambio climático, con un enfoque basado en derechos, facilitando la implementación de acciones innovadoras en gestión de riesgo a desastres e incidencia humanitaria, acciones ejecutadas con nuestras socias.
In their continued efforts to engage and promote skills development of the youth across Kakuma, LWF’s Youth Protection and Development office officially launched the Kakuma Premier League (KPL) to engage the youth in showcasing their football talents. The first opening match was played on July 30th 2016 at the Virunga Field in Kakuma 3, Zone 2. As these matches were being played, the team of 5 refugee athletes from Kakuma was in Rio preparing to participate in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.
Bogotá, agosto 19 de 2016. Con motivo de la conmemoración del Día Mundial de la Asistencia Humanitaria que se celebrará mañana 19 de agosto, las organizaciones humanitarias Acción Contra el Hambre (ACH), Alianza por la Solidaridad (ApS), Consejo Noruego para los Refugiados (NRC, por sus siglas en inglés) y Federación Luterana Mundial (FLM), con el apoyo de la Iglesia Sueca, lanzan proyectos dirigidos a atender las necesidades humanitarias de poblaciones campesinas, afrodescendientes e indígenas en los departamentos de Putumayo, Valle del Cauca,
“Committed to challenging work” with displaced people in Myanmar”
(LWI) - Managing a committee of camp managers is a complex job but one Nan Oo Hlaing handles with evenhandedness and calm.
She became a humanitarian worker in November 2013 after over 143,000 people were displaced during inter-communal conflict in 2012 in Rakhine state, west Myanmar.
Bogotá, agosto 18 de 2016. Con motivo de la conmemoración del Día Mundial de la Asistencia Humanitaria que se celebrará mañana 19 de agosto, las organizaciones humanitarias Acción Contra el Hambre (ACH), Alianza por la Solidaridad (ApS), Consejo Noruego para Refugiados (NRC, por sus siglas en inglés) y Federación Luterana Mundial (FLM), en asocio con la Iglesia Sueca, lanzan proyectos dirigidos a atender las necesidades humanitarias de poblaciones campesinas, afrodescendientes e indígenas en los departamentos de Putumayo, Valle del Cauca, Nariño, Cauca, Norte de Santander …
Bogotá, August 18th, 2016. As part of tomorrow’s commemoration of World Humanitarian Day on the 19th of August, a group of humanitarian organisations consisting of Action Against Hunger, Alianza por la Solidaridad, Norwegian Refugee Council and the Lutheran World Federation, are launching projects designed to attend the humanitarian needs of rural, afro-descendent and indigenous populations in the Departments of Putumayo, Valle del Cauca, Nariño, Cauca, Norte de Santander and Chocó.
16th August 2016
Our churches and faith-based organisations are committed to providing accompaniment for the civilian population in the demobilization zones in the context of the Colombian peace-process, through the implementation of protection measures, peace education and reconciliation, and verification of the ceasefire and demobilization process.