Latest news from the field
Yemen: All-time high cost of living driving families to despair
Yemen’s skyrocketing inflation is driving families to further cut down on their meals, edging them closer to hunger and malnutrition.
Violence impacts over 700,000 children due to school closures in Cameroon
Attacks against education and killings, kidnappings and harassment of students and teachers, are forcing schools to close and pushing vulnerable children further to the margins.
Thousands of people in DR Congo are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance amid a new surge of violence
A new wave of violence in Ituri province in eastern DR Congo has forced aid organisations to reduce or suspend their activities, leaving thousands of families without life-saving humanitarian support, including food assistance, education and health services.
The impact of Third-Party Mechanisms in conflict resolution
Lessons from the Temporary International Presence in Hebron.
Colombia: Conflict persists five years after peace deal
Five years after Colombia’s historic peace deal, close to 5 million people are still displaced by armed conflict. Increased international support is needed to alleviate the escalating humanitarian crisis.
World leaders must turn attention to the dire humanitarian situation in Libya
As world leaders meet today in Paris for the international conference on Libya’s forthcoming elections, hosted by France, the Norwegian Refugee Council calls for real action to address the growing humanitarian needs of Libyans and migrants across the country.
“Shocking to witness Europe’s inability to properly handle such a low number of migrants stranded at the Poland-Belarus border”
Statement from the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Secretary General Jan Egeland about the situation at the border between Poland and Belarus.
Humanitarian needs in Iran rise as 300,000 Afghans arrive since Taliban takeover
The Norwegian Refugee Council calls for more funding and responsibility sharing, as 4,000 to 5,000 Afghans flee across the border to Iran daily.
NGOs call for better responsibility-sharing three years after the Global Compact on Refugees
Three years since the launch of the Global Compact on Refugees the international community has yet to deliver on its promise to better share responsibility for refugees, according to a new report by the International Rescue Committee (IRC), Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). World leaders must urgently accelerate efforts to find lasting solutions for refugees and their host communities.
“Climate change is a massive speed bump to the development of Africa”
NORCAP expert Romeo Nkurunziza has taken a substantial part in the recently released State of the Climate in Africa 2020 report, published by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Now, he hopes the report will be a central document during the most important climate summit of the year, COP26 in Glasgow.
Yemen: Marib’s civilians are under attack and cut off from life-saving aid
October has been the bloodiest month in years in Marib, with more than 100 civilians, including children, killed or injured.
NRC’s suspension in Ethiopia extended by two months
The Ethiopian authorities have ordered NRC to suspend its operations by a further two months.
Sudan's rulers must protect civilians, keep commitments to allow humanitarian aid to reach millions of people affected by war
Statement by Will Carter, the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Sudan Country Director:
Statement on the resumption of humanitarian activities in Burkina Faso
As of 21 October, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has resumed its activities in Burkina Faso after the suspension initially ordered by the Ministry of Women, National Solidarity and Humanitarian Action on 27 September was lifted.
The LEGO Foundation funded project provides hope and learning through play
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and The LEGO Foundation are partnering up to provide children in northern Colombia with playful learning opportunities as a combination of conflict, displacement and Covid-19 has forced many children out of school.
Libya’s violent crackdown against migrants and refugees intensifies
Libya’s violent crackdown against migrants and refugees has escalated with at least six shot dead after several hundred fled a major detention centre in Tripoli on 8 October.
Aid agencies: An end to independent monitoring of the conflict in Yemen puts millions of lives at additional risk
Mass arrests of more than 500 migrants in Libya
Statement by Dax Roque, the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Libya Country Director, on reports of mass arrests and detention of more than 500 migrants in Tripoli this morning.
Statement on the suspension of programmes in Burkina Faso
The Norwegian Refugee Council has suspended humanitarian programmes in Burkina Faso following a Government directive
Afghanistan is on a countdown to economic collapse
Statement by Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council, who is currently visiting Afghanistan.
Burkina Faso: 275,000 people forced to flee new surge in violence
A slow and insufficient humanitarian response is forcing people to choose between violence or hunger, warns the Norwegian Refugee Council.
NRC update on suspension of operations in Ethiopia
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is continuing dialogue with the authorities while operations remain suspended.
The Global Education Cluster and the EU are working with partners to strengthen rapid education responses
Every child has the right to develop their talents and competencies to unlock their potential, starting from early childhood and throughout their schooling and vocational training. This right does not cease in humanitarian emergencies.