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Colombian Butterflies

29. september 2014
A network of proud, strong and fearless women in Colombia are risking their lives building a network where women can receive assistance and protect themselves against violence, sexual abuse and displacement. For that, they have been awarded the Nansen Refugee Award.
Colombian Butterflies
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
26. september 2014
The Constitutional Court of Ecuador recently raised the hopes of hundreds of people who have been forced to flee the violence in Colombia. A landmark decision by the Constitutional Court in Ecuador has struck down the most restrictive provisions of a decree limiting access to asylum.
Landmark decision for the protection of refugees in Ecuador

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.

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.

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.

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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