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Eden, 20, fled alone: "I regret that I didn’t say goodbye to my parents"
Eden didn’t tell her parents she was fleeing Eritrea and leaving them. She has dreams of reaching Europe and being reunited with her brother in Germany, but he doesn’t want his little sister to take the dangerous journey.
Five Things to Know About the Humanitarian Crisis in Far North Cameroon
Although Boko Haram’s insurgency is mostly associated with Nigeria, the group’s violence has affected several other countries in the region of the Lake Chad Basin. One of them is Cameroon.
What you should know about the humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria
Now in its ninth year, the violent conflict in north-east Nigeria has caused one of the most severe crises in the world, with 7.7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.
Three countries protect half world’s new refugees
Turkey, Bangladesh and Uganda alone received over half of all new refugees last year. Never before has the world registered a larger number of people displaced by war and persecution.
Engaging in his children’s education
“Refugee children in Lebanon live in terrible conditions, and are thus deprived, in many ways, of their childhood. They are witnesses to war in Syria and many of them are experiencing trauma, which is difficult to deal with,” says thirty-year-old Mohammad.
Sadiya, a displaced businesswoman
In 2014, Boko Haram insurgents attacked and occupied Sadiya’s hometown in Nigeria. They killed many people and took others as hostages. Terrified, Sadiya waited until nightfall before fleeing with her husband and children. They never returned.
Rebuilding their lives on Ukraine’s frontline
“If someone had told me four years ago that I would become a cheesemaker, I would never have believed it,” a smiling Ihor Rishko, 34, says.
Nearly impossible to close Dadaab
It has proven nearly impossible for the Kenyan government to quickly close the third largest refugee camp in the world. Meanwhile, fewer people have chosen to return to Somalia so far in 2018, compounding the issue.
Civilians pay the price of terrorism twice
Counterterrorism measures often obstruct humanitarian organisations from accessing people in need, according to a new study by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). As states step up their fight against terrorism, people who need life-saving assistance are paying a high price.
Thousands of children out of school
Boko Haram's violence and armed counter-offensives have prevented thousands of children from receiving an education in Far North Cameroon. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is concerned that the ongoing conflict in the region is jeopardising the future of children and exposing them to recruitment by extremist groups or criminal gangs.
Going back to school in Uganda
“I wake up early in the morning. It takes me thirty minutes to walk to school from home,” says Poni Grace.
NRC demands investigation of Sana’a air strike near NRC facility
Statement by Nigel Tricks, NRC Regional Director for East Africa and Yemen
Why some crises are neglected
Why do some humanitarian crises receive attention and support, while others are ignored?
Messages for safe fishing in Senegal
Voice and text messages are widely used in Senegal to alert fishing communities about bad weather. One NORCAP expert is working to reach more people with the service, and provide them with a safer way to fish.
Fishing for water lilies
When fighting erupted in South Sudan in 2013, Kugar was pregnant with her fourth child. The violence spread to her home town and her husband was killed. Kugar had no choice but to flee.
South Sudan worst-case hunger crisis looming
More civilians are without food in more places than ever before in the history of South Sudan. An upsurge in fighting, lack of access and attacks on aid workers batters already food insecure communities.
Five things you should know about the conflict in South Sudan
In the world's youngest state, millions go hungry as a devastating conflict continues to displace civilians.
Hundreds of thousands of refugees at risk from impending monsoon in Bangladesh
The most critical season for rains and floods has started, leaving Rohingya refugees and local communities residing in and around camps in Bangladesh at risk of landslides and waterborne diseases such as cholera.
Maybank visits the Norwegian Refugee Council’s programme in Myanmar
Over a two-year period, the Norwegian Refugee Council has been working with Maybank, the biggest financial services group in Malaysia and the 4th largest in South East Asia, to set up a global humanitarian effort to find new funding streams for our work to protect and support displaced people. In April, two representatives from Maybank Islamic, the Islamic banking arm of the Maybank Group, Mr. Arshad Ismail, the head of the Global Banking Business and Mr. Gurtej Singh an Analyst with Islamic Capital Markets, visited our country programme in Myanmar.
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Afghans fleeing conflict face worsening hunger
Drought has affected two out of three provinces in Afghanistan, with displaced families in the North and West regions particularly at risk.
Returned home to build a new country
When South Sudan gained independence in 2011, Majok Yien Wanjang left his good life in Sudan and went south to help build his country. “South Sudan’s independence meant freedom. Now, the crisis has left us with nothing," he says.
Welcoming a positive turn for refugees in Lebanon
Although negative rhetoric and unlawful evictions escalated in late 2017, policy changes that give more refugees a chance at legal residency are reasons for optimism.
Fighting for Syrians’ right to a legal identity in Jordan
When Syrian refugee Khaled Al Taleb couldn’t register Abdelhadi, his youngest child, with the Jordanian authorities, it was the start of a two-year struggle to get Abdelhadi an identity card and access to basic rights.
Scaling up in DRC
DRC’s conflict escalated and spread in 2017, creating one of the world’s largest displacementcrisis. To reduce needs and vulnerabilities in the long run, the humanitarian response planrecommends stronger synergies between humanitarian and development work.
Alarming needs among families fleeing Mali violence
More than 8,000 people who fled their homes in Menaka, Mali, are living under precarious conditions. An assessment led by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) reveals urgent needs for water, food, medical and psychosocial support.
Challenges of a cross-border response
The response to the crisis in Syria is one of the most complex and challenging in the world. NORCAP has deployed experts to improve protection and strengthen coordination.
Collaborating to protect Rohingya refugees
More than 655,000 Rohingya fled violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state and sought safety in neighbouring Bangladesh between late August and early November 2017. Despite concerted humanitarian efforts and a recent repatriation deal, their future is highly uncertain.
Making markets work in a crisis
Yemen has been shattered by three years of civil war, and eight million people are on the brink of famine. In a country devastated by conflict and economic collapse, cash assistance is the best option to reach more people in need.
As Colombia prepares for elections, thousands suffer from violence
The candidates in Colombia’s presidential election must make victims of ongoing violence their top priority, argues the Norwegian Refugee Council.
How is Ethiopia welcoming its refugees?
Surrounded by a region in conflict, Ethiopia is Africa's second largest refugee hosting country, after Uganda. In addition, conflict, drought and flooding causes displacement inside the country. How are these refugees welcomed?
Help that eases
"I can finally sleep on a mattress again. I am really relieved that I don’t have to sleep on the ground anymore," said Kawambe, one of the estimated 70,000 displaced people in DR Congo’s Ituri province who have received assistance from the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).
Afghan women in Iran launch new clothing brand
“We’ve never been to an exhibition before and certainly never taken part as an exhibitor. It’s been a unique experience for all of us,” says Pari, an Afghan living in Iran.
Will Tanzania remain a safe haven for refugees?
“Tanzania has a reputation as a friendly hosting state for refugees, but recent developments may change that,” says NRC’s country director for Tanzania and Kenya, Neil Turner.
12,000 people a day internally displaced by conflict across the middle east in 2017
New displacement associated with conflict doubled, largely due to Syria’s ongoing civil war.
30.6 million people displaced inside their country in 2017
Conflict and disasters displaced 30.6 million people within their own countries last year, according to a new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).
People flee violence in Central and Northern Mali
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is deeply concerned by the recent outbreak of violence in the regions of Mopti, in central Mali, and Ménaka, in northern Mali, which has forced thousands of people to flee their homes.
Five things to know about the Central African Republic
More people are displaced than ever before, half of the population needs humanitarian aid and it’s one of the world’s most dangerous countries for humanitarian workers. Here’s what you should know about the Central African Republic:
Climate theatre in the Nigerien countryside
Climate experts in the Sahel region use radio, mobile phones and theatre to reach vulnerable communities with lifesaving climate and weather information.
Responding to crisis in West Uganda
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has expanded efforts in response to the refugee crisis in west Uganda. Along with other aid agencies, we are tending to the enormous humanitarian needs in overcrowded sites.
Gaza's children trapped between 'recovery and shock'
Violence at the ' Great March of Return' protests is creating tremendous levels of distress among children in Gaza, with a marked increase in the number of students experiencing nightmares, according to NRC’s latest findings.
10 things you should know about migration and refugees
Become more knowledgeable and contribute to more productive discussions around the dinner table. Here are the answers to 10 common questions about migration and refugees.
Empowering the first responders
In most countries, civil society organisations are the first to respond to a crisis. For the first time, NORCAP joins forces with the Civil Society Network in the Lake Chad basin and resident UN agencies, to build capacity and empower local organisations in crisis response. The project is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.