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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…

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Thousands of people in DR Congo are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance amid a new surge of violence

Many armed actors in DRC have been accused of grave violations of child rights in conflict

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. Save the Children, the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)…

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World Leaders Must Turn Attention to the Dire Humanitarian Situation in Libya

Almost a million people are in need of humanitarian assistance 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. “Displaced Libyans and migrants tell us they want a better life…

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Sudan's rulers must protect civilians, keep commitments to allow humanitarian aid to reach millions of people affected by war

Sudan’s leaders have a collective opportunity and responsibility to break from a difficult past and urgently remove all barriers to delivering timely humanitarian assistance

Statement by Will Carter, the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Sudan Country Director: “Changes in Sudan’s political leadership should not change commendable policy commitments to protect civilians and ensure aid organisations can still assist people left vulnerable by decades of conflict. Too much is at stake for more than 13 million people…

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Statement on the resumption of humanitarian activities in Burkina Faso

NRC has been working in Burkina Faso since 2019 and remains deeply committed to supporting displaced populations and host communities through a wide range of programmes

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. NRC has been working in Burkina Faso since 2019 and remains deeply committed to…

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Libya’s violent crackdown against migrants and refugees intensifies

The Norwegian Refugee Council is scaling up emergency assistance and providing protection by deploying teams to help negotiate and prevent these vulnerable individuals

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. At least seven people who sustained serious injuries required immediate medical attention for their life-threatening injuries the following day. The wounded migrants…

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Statement on the suspension of programmes in Burkina Faso

NRC is working in dialogue with the government to address any concerns they may have in order to resume respectful and collaborative relations, and our humanitarian work

The Norwegian Refugee Council has suspended humanitarian programmes in Burkina Faso following a Government directive On 27 September, the Ministry of Women, National Solidarity and Humanitarian Action in Burkina Faso ordered the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) to suspend all operations in the country until further notice.   The suspension is linked to media…