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30. september 2014
They risk their own lives to help abused women and children in one of the world's most dangerous conflict zones. Yesterday, the Colombian women's organization "Butterflies" received the Nansen Refugee Award from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Butterflies receive the Nansen Refugee Award
02. oktober 2014
Over 200 girls and boys have received certificates for successfully completing a continuing education programme run by the Norwegian Refugee Council in Za'atari refugee camp.
Over 200 youth graduate from education programme in Za’atari
29. september 2014
The ongoing operations in North Waziristan has led to thousands of refugees being forced to live in makeshift camps in Afghanistan. Currently over 2,900 displaced families are living in tents in Gulan camp in Khost province. There are at least 4,000 children living in the camp, in addition to an estimated 15,000 refugee children living in nearby host communities.
NRC provides education to children in Khost

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Landmark decision for the protection of refugees in Ecuador

The Constitutional Court of Ecuador recently raised the hopes of hundreds of people who have been forced to flee the violence in Colombia.

Life in fear

This is the story of a man named Mohamed. It is the first of a series of stories that will be posted on this platform to raise the many unheard voices of a crisis which has not been forgotten, but rather gone completely overlooked.

Colombian Butterflies

A network of proud, strong and fearless women in Colombia have been awarded the Nansen Refugee Award.

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.

A new start for Gula Jan

“NRC provided me with essential items in time of despair, I am very grateful to NRC for starting this project that has helped me in carrying on my daily life activities”, says Gula Jan from Pakistan, after receiving a relief package from NRC.

Beekeeping saves lives

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.

22 million people displaced by disasters in 2013

The "Global Estimates" report from IDMC shows that 22 million people were displaced in 2013 by disasters brought on by natural hazard events.

NRC finds innovative ways to support refugees in Zaatari camp

A project led by a Jordanian engineer with the NRC engineering team supporting recycling of tents in the Zaatari Refugee Camp has saved USD 3 million and found innovative ways to support Syrian refugees.

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.

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