Latest news from the field
Everybody needs to act
Attending this year’s UN Climate Change Conference in Morocco, we highlighted how climate services is a crucial tool to reaching the goals established in last year’s Paris agreement. But for it to succeed, everyone must pull together.
NORDEM joins NORCAP
As of 2017, NORDEM, the Norwegian Resource Bank for Democracy and Human rights, will join NORCAP.
New partnerships to advance safety of journalists
In December NORCAP and UNESCO hosted a roundtable event with Norwegian and Scandinavian media enterprises, journalists’ unions, academia and international media development NGOs to discuss how to improve journalists’ safety and press freedom, especially in times of crisis or conflict.
Finding solace from sexual violence in Mosul
For the two past years, Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, has languished under the rule of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Under their control, women and girls have been abducted, held in captivity, and subjected to rape, torture and abuse. Two women tell their stories to NORCAP deployee in Iraq, Sylvia Rognvik.
Responding to the world's crises
NORCAP has more than 200 experts in the field at all times. Although every mission is different, deployees also have many similar experiences. Meet three of our Norwegian NORCAP experts, Sylvia, Sara and Annelies.
Support in stressful times
NORCAP staff care adviser, Ardeshir Baiki wants all deployees to realise that asking for help is not a sign of weakness, but strength.
Pioneering peace in a polarised population
Two months after the people of Colombia voted no to the peace agreement, a new agreement has been approved and the president has received the Nobel Peace Prize. Restoring peace in Colombia is more urgent than ever, say NORCAP experts Devanna de la Puente and Åshild Falch.
NORCAP attends "the COP of Action"
The UN Climate Change Conference (COP22), takes place from 7th to 18th of November 2016, in Marrakesh, Morocco. Together with participants from all over the world, NORCAP will attend what has been billed as the COP of Action.
Annelies - giving children a future
After 11 NORCAP missions, Annelies Ollieuz says goodbye to her expert deployment days to settle down as an education expert at NRC Head Office. However, the education in emergencies expert cannot guarantee that she won’t sign up for yet another round.
Developing cash experts in the field
A new pilot scheme means NORCAP experts can receive training in cash transfer programming while applying their skills on mission.
ACAPS provide the backdrop for TRIPLEX training
ACAPS has been involved in organising one of the biggest humanitarian field exercises, TRIPLEX, this week. ACAPS and NORCAP experts have also participated in the training.
"Everyone is asking for food"
Every day, NORCAP expert Håkon Valborgland meets people who have fled their homes in north eastern Nigeria. “There is already an emergency here, but without immediate food aid and long-term planning, we will soon have an even bigger catastrophe on our hands”, he says.
Greek interest in NORCAP refugee reception ideas
NORCAP architects presented innovative solutions for refugee reception facilities in Greece at a meeting this week with the Greek General Secretary for refugee reception, Odysseas Voudouris.
Young architects with new solutions in humanitarian response
How can aspiring architects help improve emergency aid? 13 students at the Oslo School of Architecture are about to find out, with guidance from NORCAP experts Tone Selmer-Olsen and Håvard Breivik.
"They used my family as human shields"
Mulhem Ahmed is an aid worker in Greece, working with refugees and asylum seekers who have fled across the Mediterranean. But in 2015 Mulhem was the one fleeing conflict in his homeland Yemen. This World Humanitarian Day we share his inspiring story.
"Climate change affects everyone"
It is important to seek solutions to displacement caused by climate change, because eventually it will affect all of us, says NORCAP-expert Yohannes Hagos Subagadis. This week he visits a political conference in Norway to talk about disaster risk reduction in Africa.
Providing safe shelter in Myanmar
More than 1 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Myanmar. NORCAP expert Jade Chakowa makes sure internally displaced people have safe places to live and the basic services they need to survive.
Manning up to combat violence against women
Is being a man an advantage or a disadvantage when trying to combat gender-based violence? Four NORCAP-experts share their experiences as men working in a field largely dominated by women.
“Without this place, my life would be over"
Three months ago, Yangmo Tamang (12) had to be carried everywhere and thought her life was over. Thanks to NORCAP, the injuries from last year's earthquake in Nepal are slowly fading.
Building back better in Nepal
One year after the earthquakes in Nepal, hundreds of thousands of people still live in makeshift camps. NORCAP experts support the reconstruction process, but progress is slow.
NORCAP responds to El Niño
Many parts of the world have felt the effects of the El Niño weather phenomenon and will continue to do so for months to come. NORCAP has deployed experts all over the world to respond to the El Niño crises.
Bridging the gap on Lesvos
Patric Mansour was one of NORCAP’s first experts to arrive in Greece at the start of the refugee influx last year. His contributions have helped shape the response on Lesvos and brought local authorities, humanitarians and volunteers closer together.
Communicating in a crisis
Arwen Kidd is in Greece with just one mission: to make sure refugees and migrants get the right information at the right time.