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29. juli 2015
On the morning of 27 and 28 July 2015, NRC’s distribution teams provided emergency food and hygiene items to more than 700 Iraqi families, living in and around the town of Shaqlawa, north-east of Erbil in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I). The vast majority of families have fled during the past weeks from Anbar Governorate, seeking refuge in the KR-I. Aid organisations and the KR-I government are battling to provide adequate relief to the influx of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from across the country.
Distributing emergency aid to Anbar´s displaced families

A new beginning

28. juli 2015
In 2002 Maria Oneida Julio (34) had to flee the town of El Carmen in Colombia with her mother and children. After 13 years and being forced to flee one additional time, Maria found her way to the Norwegian Refugee Council´s (NRC) education program which opened up a door of opportunity for the single mother.
A new beginning
27. juli 2015
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) commemorates one year since launching its humanitarian mission in Kismayo, South Central Somalia in 2014. A new centre for youth vocational training has been opened and 200 learners have enrolled for courses.
Securing vocational opportunities for youth

Div Articles

19.3 million displaced by disasters but "mother nature not to blame"

In the last seven years, an estimated one person every second has been displaced by a disaster, with 19.3 million people forced to flee their homes in 2014 alone. Disaster displacement is on the rise, and as policy leaders worldwide advance towards the adoption of a post-2015 global agenda, the time has never been bett...

Consultancy and Legal services contracts

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is seeking to contract three (3) lawyers/law firms to provide legal services in the field of Housing, Land and Property (HLP) law in East Jerusalem, specialising in the area of demolition and planning law. The Society of St Yves is seeking to contract one (1) lawyer/law firm to prov...

The Srebrenica massacre

20 years has passed since 8,000 Bosnian Muslims (nobody knows the exact number) were murdered in and around the city of Srebrenica. The Srebrenica massacre has been designated as the largest genocide in European postwar history.

A tale of two students

In Gambella, Ethiopia, NRC’s accelerated learning programme is giving children a chance to return to formal schooling after missing out on education because of war.

Cash assistance provides lifeline for displaced families

Deborah is delighted. « The aid arrived at exactly the right moment. I bought what was really needed for the well-being of my family: a mattress, clothes, soap, two jerrycans, plates, pots and pans, and food … » she recounted. She is one of the 595 people from Mangina, North Kivu, who received NRC emergency cash and v...

Everyone in Gaza lives in instability

“Everyone in Gaza has this sense of instability, that at any moment a small change can lead to a new war”

Flood affected refugees in need of urgent assistance

48.000 refugees from Leitchore and Nip Nip camps were relocated to Jewi camp mid May 2015. The refugees were affected by a flood that occurred last year.

Securing displaced people a home

A new report titled “Displacement and Housing, Land and Property Disputes in Puntland” concludes that the most effective way of ensuring security of tenure for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Puntland is through supporting the durable solution process, especially the local integration option.

Aid to education in emergencies must be doubled

“Aid to education in emergencies must be doubled to ensure that also children affected by conflict and crises can get an education”, said NRC’s Secretary General Jan Egeland, before the opening of Oslo Education Summit.

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