Three newly opened community centers in Iraq’s Kurdistan region offer support to Yezidie women that have survived abduction and sexual assault by ISIS.
In the summer of 2014, the attack by ISIS on northern Iraq had a devastating impact on civilians, and especially on religious minorities. ISIS militia rampaged through villages demanding people either convert to Islam, pay a tax or they would be killed. For members of the Yezidie and Kakaye minority, the choices were even more limited – they would convert or die.
Death tolls continue to rise after the earthquake that hit Ecuador Saturday night. A team from NPA partner organization Comandos de Salvamento has arrived to assist national authorities in the rescue efforts.
A 7.8 earthquake hit Northern Ecuador in the evening on Saturday 16 April 2016. The epicentre was 27 kilometres from the small coastal town of Muisne.
In the coastal town Pedernales, which has 55.000 inhabitants, as much as 80-90 % of buildings have been destroyed, says NPA Regional Director for Latin America, David Bergan.
More than 150,000 people from around the world have today joined 35 aid, faith, development and human rights organizations in backing an unprecedented joint call urging world leaders to press the Israeli government to lift the blockade on Gaza and remove the restrictions on basic building materials needed to reconstruct the coastal strip.
This IRNA Report is a product of Inter-Agency Assessment mission conducted and information compiled based on the inputs provided by partners on the ground including; government authorities, affected communities/IDPs and agencies.
Approximately 16,940 displaced people and vulnerable host community members have been identified by the SSRRA in Nimni payam, and an additional 71,000 in five payams within the immediate surroundings of Nimni.
Conversational therapy and activities help Gaza's women and children to process post-war trauma.
No one in Gaza was safe as the bombs were falling last summer. Norwegian People's Aid programme coordinator Wedad Naser, who was in Gaza throughout the entire war, reported in her blog:
I have seen massive destruction to life in the Gaza Strip and an extensive effort from the world is required, says country director to Palestine, Jenny Oskarsson. Norwegian People’s Aid has, together with its partner organizations started with emergency relief work to assist the affected community. Monday she signed contracts with the first 5 local partners in Gaza.
Continued military operations are compounding a health care crisis in Gaza, with hospitals ill-prepared to meet the critical needs arising from a wide-scale emergency right now. The signatory organizations are calling for an immediate ceasefire, noting that all parties must respect international humanitarian law and abide by their obligations to protect civilians from harm.
Patients at Gasiza Health Post in Rwanda have seen great improvements to the health centre’s facilities following a scoring process of the post’s service delivery.
05.06.2014 | Tine Solberg Johansen
Gasiza Health Post offers medical services to more than 5000 people from several villages. As part of the PPIMA II Project the citizens were asked to rate the most pressing issues in their community. The project revealed poor service, at times even life threatening, at the health post.
Tine Solberg Johansen
Deminers and other Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) staff in Bosnia and Herzegovina build walls, distribute equipment and food, secure roads and collect water samples for analysis to prevent disease outbreak after the floods.
Enormous rain during the May 2014 caused devastated floods in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia not seen in last 120 years.
By Tamama Norbert Mansfield.
The fighting that broke out in Juba on 15 December quickly spread to other parts of the country, displacing hundreds and thousands of people and affecting the livelihood of already food insecure communities.
A displaced woman from Jonglei state said her family survived on wild fruits and water lilies for over two months after they arrived in Tombek Payam (district) of Terekeka County in South Sudan’s Central Equatoria state.
08.05.2014 | Tamama Norbert Mansfield
“My family ran to Tombek in December last year due to fighting in Jonglei state. We had no food when we arrived here. We survived on wild fruits and water lilies,” said Mrs. Rhoda Ajok, from Kolyang Payam of Bor County in Jonglei state.
As the impact of days of violent escalation worsens for civilians in Gaza and in Israel, a group of 38 aid and development agencies today urged world leaders to take swift action to enforce a ceasefire in order to protect civilian lives and infrastructure and prevent another widespread humanitarian disaster in Gaza brought on by a prolonged military confrontation.
The Deputy Governor of Eastern Equatoria state Jerome Surur Gama has called upon the donor community to support the Government of South Sudan to develop and strengthen its health sector.
Author: Tine Johansen
Gama made the call in Torit town at the official closure of the NPA/MDTF - Basic Package of Health Service (BPHS) Project in Eastern Equatoria state
“We need support from donors to implement our human resource development strategy. We need donor support to establish a health training Institute in Torit,” the Deputy Governor said.
More than 35,000 children have received Vitamin A supplements in central Equatoria state, South Sudan in 2011.
Author: Tine Johansen
By Tamama Norbert Mansfield
This was revealed recently by Dr. Mamude Dinkiye the team leader for the delivery of Basic Package for Health services Project in central Equatoria state.
Vitamin A is essential for the functioning of the immune system and the healthy growth and development of children
Norwegian People’s Aid, in cooperation with other development partners and central authorities, has decided to increase routine immunization of children in South Sudan.
The resolution to increase routine immunization of children in all health facilities/villages was agreed upon at a mid-term project review meeting in Juba between the partners in the Basic Package of Health Services. The partners also agreed to increase routine vitamin ‘A’ distribution in the next eight months, and undertake regular supervision of health facilities.
BASE LINE SURVEY ON HEALTH CARE SERVICES AT COMMUNITY/HOUSE-HOLD LEVEL IN CES.
1. The Norwegian People's Aid (NPA) has received funds from the Multi Donor Trust Fund and is using part of the funds for the conducting of a Base line Survey on Health Care services at Community Level in Central Equatorial State.
2. NPA invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the provision of base line survey on health care services at community/house-hold level in CES
Lebanon is presently facing a big humanitarian crisis. Around one million are displaced and residing in governmental and private schools. It is estimated that 80% of inhabitants in the south and the southern suberb of Beirut are displaced. There are hundreds of families that are still flowing into Sidon, Beirut, Tripoli (north) and Mound Lebanon. The Lebanese Ministry of Health is announcing that it is running out of medical supplies and fuel for the generators. So, fuel and medical supplies for hospitals are badly needed.
An acute humanitarian crisis is imminent in Lebanon, but NPA staff is stepping up efforts to relieve the suffering and supply refugees with necessary food and medical supplies.
Approximately one million Lebanese civilians are displaced, among them an estimated 80% of inhabitants in the south. Due to the bombardment, the Lebanese are facing a shortage of all kinds of supplies. The lack of medical supplies is particularly serious.
Lebanon is presently facing a big humanitarian crisis. Around one million are displaced and residing in governmental and private schools. It is estimated that 80% of inhabitants in the south are displaced. There are hundreds of families that are still flowing into Sidon, Beirut, Tripoli (north) and Mound Lebanon. The Lebanese Ministry of Health is announcing that it is running out of medical supplies. So, medical supplies for hospitals are badly needed.
This was the response from our Resident Representative Wafa Yassir when we phoned her after the bombing started in South Lebanon and Beirut last week. Norwegian People's Aid has been in Beirut since the days of the Shabra and Shatilla massacre, and Wafa has been with us since those days of war.