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Burkina Faso: Over a quarter million people victims of new “water war” in peak dry season

Civilians there have access to less than three liters of water a day to cover all their needs from drinking to hygiene and cooking

Thirty-two water facilities have been destroyed so far this year, impacting nearly 300,000 people according to a group of 13 national and international organisations providing humanitarian and development assistance in the country. Targeted attacks have ranged from direct hits on water points and water trucks, purposeful contamination of water resources…

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Sudan: Tens of thousands flee after deadly attacks in West Darfur

NRC fears the violence could spread beyond Kreinik to reach West Darfur’s state capital of Al Geneina

Armed violence that broke out on Friday in Kreinik town, West Darfur, has displaced tens of thousands of people. “Towns in West Darfur are burning before our eyes, and communities are being assaulted over and over. This tragedy is quickly becoming a catastrophe. The deadly spiralling violence must end,” said…

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Sudan: Outcry over increasing violence in Darfur as villages are burnt to the ground

The Norwegian Refugee Council and Save the Children have called for an immediate de-escalation of violence in Jebel Moon, West Darfur, Sudan as attacks against civilians set six villages ablaze this past week

The violence forced more than 12,500 people to flee their homes, seek refuge in nearby mountains, other villages, or across the border in Chad. At least 35 people were killed, including two Sudanese aid workers, in a first attacked from 5th to 6th of March and a subsequent assault on…

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Burkina Faso: Second biggest spike in displacement since crisis began

Since January 2019, the displaced population in Burkina Faso has grown by 2,000%, with over 1.7 million people now uprooted

The military coup in Burkina Faso late January made headlines. The registration that same month of over 160,000 newly displaced Burkinabé, a near-record high figure, did not. The jump marks the second biggest monthly increase since the humanitarian crisis started in the country over three years ago, say the Norwegian…

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Libya: Eleven years since the uprising, a deepening political crisis threatens rebuilding efforts

Many Libyans displaced by multiple waves of conflict do not have the funds to rebuild their homes

Eleven years since Libya’s uprising, a deepening political crisis now threatens progress made to help communities rebuild over the last year. Tens of thousands of Libyans risk losing access to adequate housing and services, warns the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). Political paralysis over the last several months, which prevented the…

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New report finds over half of children feel unsafe at school

Widespread insecurity has also led over 5,500 schools to shut down in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger

Relentless attacks and threats against schools in the Central Sahel are driving alarming levels of stress among children in conflict-affected areas, with 53% saying they do not feel safe at school, reveals the Norwegian Refugee Council in a new report. The report finds that conflict is having a heavy psychological…

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Somalia drought: 1.4 million people may be forced from their homes, preventative action needed now

Humanitarian efforts are underway, but available resources are insufficient to meet increasing and urgent needs

Somalia’s escalating drought is creating a massive displacement crisis. 245,000 people have already fled their homes, with numbers projected to reach up to 1.4 million as the drought worsens. “Somalia’s drought is dangerously escalating following three failed rainy seasons and some of the lowest rainfall in 40 years,” said Mohamed…

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New sanctions risk plunging the people of Mali further into a humanitarian crisis

A group of 13 NGOs are calling for the international community to protect the people of Mali

New sanctions against Mali could have a devastating impact on the country, where one in three people are already dependent on humanitarian aid. 13 NGOs are urging all states and bodies supporting these sanctions to unequivocally commit to applying humanitarian exemptions, so that life-saving aid can reach all those in…

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Libya: Hundreds detained in renewed crackdown on migrants and refugees

The humanitarian agencies call on the Libyan authorities to immediately release those detained – particularly women, children, and refugees - and protect them from further violence

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) are alarmed by the detention of more than 600 migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in front of the former Community Day Centre in Tripoli early this morning. The centre used to provide humanitarian assistance to refugees and asylum seekers…

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Norwegian Refugee Council suspension lifted in Ethiopia

The Authority for Civil Society Organizations ordered the suspension at the end of July citing the advocacy of NRC on humanitarian needs and access in the country

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been informed by the Ethiopian authorities that the five-month long suspension on its humanitarian work has been lifted. The Authority for Civil Society Organizations (ACSO) ordered the suspension at the end of July citing the advocacy of NRC on humanitarian needs and access in…