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12. september 2014
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.

A new report from the Norwegian Refugee Council finds that paramilitary groups in Colombia systematically use the rape of women and children to terrorise the civilian population and to control key drug trafficking routes.
Nansen Refugee Award to women victims of  violence in Colombia
11. september 2014
The report “Buenaventura, Colombia; Brutal Realities”shows that in Colombia, the violence disproportionately impacts women, especially those of afro-Colombian descent and that the tactics of the warring factions systematically use sexual violence as a weapon of conflict.
The brutal reality of women in Colombia
12. september 2014
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.

In the heart of violence

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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.

New school infrastructure boosts teaching and learning

Teacher and learner attendance, retention of girls and teacher morale is set to improve in 23 distant and hard to reach schools in Northern Uganda, following the handover of 104 new and 27 rehabilitated classrooms, 230 latrine stances, and housing to accommodate 88 teachers within school premises.

Stories from Gaza

NRC’s Palestinian employees in Gaza have been deeply affected by the war. Some have become displaced themselves. Read the Said and Wafa’s stories here.

Gaza’s children are left out

The Palestinian school year is due to start on Sunday, 24 August, but Gaza’s children will not be going to school.

Moctar and Nicodeme lost their lives in Mali

It's been less than two months since we received the devastating news that two of our colleagues from NRC were killed by an improvised explosive device

#HumanitarianHeroes

On World Humanitarian Day NRC celebrates our brave aid workers in the field, and remember those who have lost their lives in the effort to help others.

Record number of aid workers killed

In 2013, 155 aid workers were killed while working in conflict areas. This is more than twice as many as in 2012.

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