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17. september 2014
The "Global Estimates" report from IDMC shows that 22 million people were displaced in 2013 by disasters brought on by natural hazard events – almost three times more than by conflict in the same year.
22 million people displaced by disasters in 2013
16. september 2014
A project led by a Jordanian engineer with the NRC supporting recycling of tents in the Zaatari Refugee Camp has saved USD 3 million and found innovative ways to support Syrian refugees at a time when aid agencies look to streamline their programmes in response to decreasing funding.
NRC finds innovative ways to support refugees in Zaatari camp
16. september 2014
Saleh Ozloq from Al-Fanh, Sakin Wuais, in Khanfar District is one of the beneficiaries of a beekeeping project that is supported under NRC's livelihood programme in Abyan. He can tell about a rapid development of the business.
Beekeeping saves lives

Div Articles

NRC distributes mattresses to displaced Palestinians

“We used to have only two mattresses for the six of us to sleep on”, said Hanan Khudair from the Gaza strip when receiving mattresses and other key household items from NRC.

Ray of hope for many

“I, my husband, my two sons are all illiterate, we could never come out of poverty, I want my grandson to live a life of dignity, if he will be educated he will have a better future”, says Sultan Zari, the proud grandmother of Umar Saeed Khan (9).

Nansen Refugee Award to women victims of violence in Colombia

The women’s network “Butterflies” will receive the Nansen Refugee Award for their work for women who have experienced torture or rape in Buenaventura, Colombia.

In the heart of violence

Half a century of war has claimed the lives of more than 200,000 people and displaced more than six million. In the midst of the violence, women are seeking together to find strength and hope.

The brutal reality of women in Colombia

The report “Buenaventura, Colombia; Brutal Realities”shows that in Colombia, the violence disproportionately impacts women.

The rebuilding of Gaza will take 20 years

The scale of damage and displacement resulting from Operation “Protective Edge” is unprecedented in the Gaza Strip in recent history.

Stop forced transfer of Palestinian Bedouins

42 Palestinian, Israeli, and international organizations are urgently calling on world leaders to stop Israeli plans to forcibly transfer thousands of Palestinian Bedouins.

NRC’s education programme in Jordan gets children back to school

Having lost two years of education as a result of the conflict in Syria, 10-year old Salam has re-enrolled in formal school again

Graduation ceremony for Zaatari learning centre

NRC and UNICEF held a graduation ceremony for the 5th cohort of students from the Zaatari Learning Centre on Thursday, 4 September. The Centre provides catch-up classes for Syrian refugee children living in the camp.

Limited legal status for refugees from Syria in Lebanon

Having limited legal status has direct negative consequences for Syrian refugees’ access to protection and assistance.

- A terrible milestone

More than three million Syrians are now registered as refugees in Syria's neighbouring countries. “A terrible milestone”, says Secretary General Jan Egeland.

51.2 million people were displaced at the beginning of 2014

51.2 million people were displaced at the end of 2013. This is the highest number recorded since the refugee crisis following World War II.

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