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Libya: Six months since deadly storm, affected families have been supported to recover

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), supported by Germany’s KfW Development Bank, has completed a number of activities addressing immediate needs in the eastern Libyan city of Derna following a deadly storm late last year

The organisation has provided relief efforts to families affected by the devastating Storm Daniel, which killed over 4,400 people and displaced 8,540 people. The activities aimed at promoting early recovery and supporting the transition towards more sustainable solutions for families. “More than six months on from the storm, the families…

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On-the-record update on situation in Gaza, Palestine

More than 800,000 have been displaced from Rafah since Israel announced operations there earlier this month

Media update from the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) on the latest situation in Gaza, Thursday 23 May 2024. An update from Suze van Meegen, NRC’s head of operations in Gaza: “The city of Rafah is now comprised of three entirely different worlds: the east is an archetypal war zone, the…

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Conflicts drive new record of 75.9 million people living in internal displacement

In Sudan, the 9.1m people displaced at the end of the year was the most ever recorded in a single country since records began in 2008

Number of internally displaced people (IDPs) has grown 50% in last five years; Conflicts in Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Palestine accounted for nearly two-thirds of new conflict movements in 2023; 3.4 million new movements in the Gaza Strip in the last quarter of 2023, leaving 1.7 million…

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Telecommunications Blackout in Sudan

Internet access has been instrumental in assisting civilians share and receive critical and often lifesaving information

Parties to the conflict must end collective punishment and enable access to life-saving telecommunications. In the midst of the devastating humanitarian crisis that is fast deteriorating in Sudan, we, representing 94 humanitarian, civil society, human rights organizations and members of the #KeepItOn coalition, urgently appeal for the re-establishment of telecommunications…

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Joint statement: International non-governmental organisations (INGOs) in Democratic Republic (DR) of Congo call for a cessation of hostilities and the respect for International Humanitarian Law

A deadly attack on Friday 3 May directly hit displacement sites hosting over 55,000 families around Goma in the North Kivu province in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

International non-governmental organisations (INGOs) actively engaged in the humanitarian response in the country urgently call on all parties to the conflict to respect the civilian nature of displacement sites, to protect civilians and to allow for continued lifesaving support to affected populations who remain in dire need of assistance. It…

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A catastrophic year for Sudan

Statement by Will Carter, the Norwegian Refugee Council’s country director for Sudan, on one year of war

“One year since the start of the war in Sudan, the civilians here are enduring starvation, mass sexual violence, large-scale ethnic killing, and executions. Millions more are displaced, and yet the world continues to look the other way. “Today marks a milestone of shame for the warring parties in Sudan,…

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Deepening humanitarian catastrophe in Ituri completely forgotten

Increased inter-communal violence has accelerated a breakdown in the social cohesion between communities as repeated attacks have forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes since February 2024

The humanitarian situation in Ituri province in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is becoming increasingly critical, with over 1.6 million people displaced in the province at the end of 2023. The international community must stop neglecting communities in Ituri and take urgent action to support them build the foundations…

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Burkina Faso: Aid from International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) only reached 1% of civilians in half of the towns under blockade

Eighty percent of the international organisations’ interventions in enclaved areas last year focused only on 10 towns, often those hosting a large number of internally displaced and where enough data on humanitarian needs had been collected

Half a million people under blockade in Burkina Faso find themselves in a blind spot of the humanitarian response due to lack of funding and severe operational constraints, warn international organisations ahead of the European Humanitarian Forum. In 20 locations cut off from the rest of the country and home…

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Hundreds of thousands face desperate conditions as fighting surges in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

About 170,000 people have settled in the two sites for displaced people in Rusayo

Just 20km from Goma, capital of North Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, fighting is raging over the town of Sake. Escalating violence is forcing people to move, worsening their already dire situation. We spoke to two of the families displaced by the recent violence. Sandrine and…

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Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Fighting puts Goma at risk of lockdown, threatening humanitarian support for millions

Increased violence has directly affected civilians with heavy artillery and mortar fire hitting settlements and densely populated areas, including Goma's outskirts

Immediate action to address the escalating humanitarian crisis in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) must be taken before the situation deteriorates further, urges the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). The recent advance of armed groups towards the key town of Sake, a crucial link connecting the city of Goma to…