Hebron monitors: aid organisations raise the alarm at increased risks to civilians
Palestinians, including children, left without international protection in one of the most volatile areas in the occupied Palestinian territory.
Afghanistan: Record numbers of casualties amid peace talks
The first weeks of 2019 have seen large numbers of civilians displaced by intensified conflict across the Afghan countryside. “Whilst international attention is focused on very welcome peace talks, I have in recent days met countless Afghan women, men and children who have fled air raids, cross-fire and military offensives in Central and Southern Afghanistan,” said Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council who is currently visiting the country. “Many recent casualties in the Afghan war are in hard-to-reach areas where the few humanitarian groups are overwhelmed by the needs.”
African countries must step up their support for displaced people
With the Kampala Convention, African countries have taken the lead in promising protection and assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs). The Norwegian Refugee Council calls on African leaders to ensure its full implementation.
Global displacement overview
Conflict, violence and drought forces millions to flee.Read more
The global displacement figures
Yet again, the scope of displacement and subsequent humanitarian crises is at an all-time high.Read more
Hundreds of thousands have fled from violence in Myanmar and AfghanistanRead more
Trump turns the screws on refugees.Read more
The Middle East
Civilians bear the brunt of international power playRead more
Refugees are meeting closed doorsRead more
The Norwegian Refugee Council is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 31 countries, where we help save lives and rebuild futures.
2019 will be another year of crisis
At the start of 2018, 68.5 million people were displaced by war and violent conflict. There is little evidence to suggest that we will see this number decreasing in 2019.Read more
Rape as a weapon of war
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Reaching more communities in crisis
Our annual report for 2017 shows how we expanded our work and were able to help more people than ever before.Read more
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