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Record number of aid workers killed

19. august 2014
In 2013, 155 aid workers were killed while working in conflict areas. This is more than twice as many as in 2012. “The world has become a more dangerous place in the past year. This also affects those of us who are working with people fleeing from war”, says Secretary General of NRC, Jan Egeland.
Record number of aid workers killed

#HumanitarianHeroes

19. august 2014
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.
#HumanitarianHeroes
19. august 2014
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
Moctar and Nicodeme lost their lives in Mali

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NRC sends humanitarian assistance into Gaza

Two trucks loaded with essential household items have been sent to Gaza by NRC. The needs are massive.

Nyaloth's story

The war in South Sudan has forced hundreds of thousands to flee from their homes. This is the story of Nyaloth, a mother of seven who is struggling to support her family.

No Safe Place, No Way Out

In the Gaza Strip, there is no safe place for the children, women, and men who seek shelter from the fighting and their most basic needs are not being met. The international community must push for an immediate ceasefire and long-term solutions for the needs of civilians in the Gaza Strip.

Stop the bombing of schools in Gaza

NRC demands an immediate halt to Israel's bombing of schools and Hamas’ use of schools in their military operation. 26 days into the conflict at least 138 schools have been affected by Israeli shelling and several dozen Palestinians have been killed while seeking refuge in schools in Gaza .

Debate on Women's housing, land and property rights

During the recent UNHCR Consultations with NGOs held in Geneva in June 2014, NRC hosted a side meeting about displaced women’s housing, land and property (HLP) rights.

NRC calls for an immediate halt to violence against civilians by all parties

NRC calls for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas and other Palestinian armed groups in Gaza.

Somalia famine, three years on

Aid agencies today caution that the signs of a drought are re-emerging in Somalia and urge for these not to be ignored in order to avoid a relapse into the conditions of the 2011 catastrophe.

Highest displacement figures since World War II

The number of displaced persons worldwide has reached a record high 51.2 million, and continues to increase. “Immense human suffering is hiding behind the numbers”, said Secretary General Jan Egeland Friday, calling for world leaders to rise to the challenge and seek political solutions.

Why civil registration matters in conflict and post conflict situations

Civil documentation is a priority area for NRC’s information, counselling and legal assistance (ICLA) programmes.

Unprecendented step towards increased aid in Syria

NRC and 33 other NGOs express support for the United Nations Security Council resolution, which authorizes UN agencies and their implementing partners to deliver aid across Syria’s borders and conflict lines.

Regional Response Appeal to assist displaced populations

Following the South Sudan crisis which has left many people killed and displaced, NRC has launched a regional emergency appeal to make it possible for a meaningful humanitarian action to take place.

Passing the Test - the real cost of being a student

Of the students who took part in the study, nearly a third stated that they had or are experiencing Gender Based Violence related to schools.

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