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Highest number of people displaced since World War II - Ethiopia tops list

An estimated 3.2 million people were displaced by conflict and drought by April this year

Ethiopia has the highest number of new displacements globally, as new figures reveal over 70 million people are on the move worldwide - the highest number ever recorded. "Every day an average of 37,000 people are forced to flee their homes. The international community must provide safety and protection for…

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Cameroon tops list of most neglected crises

Cameroon tops the Norwegian Refugee Council’s annual list of the world’s most neglected displacement crises launched today

“The international community is asleep at the wheel when it comes to the crisis in Cameroon. Brutal killings, burned-down villages and massive displacement have been met with deafening silence,” warned the Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Jan Egeland. Conflict has so far uprooted half a million people in…

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Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) statement to the UN Security Council on Cameroon

The shocking unmet needs of tens of thousands of people fleeing violence in South-West and North-West Cameroon has resulted in no systematic mediation efforts

Statement to the Security Council Arria-Formula meeting on his visit to assess the humanitarian situation in Cameroon, and recommendations on the way forward SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE NORWEGIAN REFUGEE COUNCIL, JAN EGELAND Mr. President, UN Security Council members, I wish to thank the Security Council for this opportunity to speak…

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Mali: Displacement figure triples because of violence and military operations

The number of people displaced has continued to increase in the first months of 2019 resulting in alarming humanitarian needs

The number of people forced to flee their homes in Mali increased by 360 per cent last year because of violence and military operations, according to a new report by the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC). The number of people displaced has continued to increase in the…

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Nigeria is steering towards another deadly Cholera outbreak

A record high number of 10,000 cases of cholera was recorded in northeast Nigeria in 2018, with more than 175 registered deaths, although the actual number may be higher

Overcrowded displacement camps coupled with a lack of basic sanitation facilities and hygiene will cause another cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria if action is not taken now to prevent it, warns the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). A record high number of 10,000 cases of cholera was recorded in northeast Nigeria…

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Tanzania crisis ignored: “You people should look at us”

This neglect leads to a lack of funding, hurting those who need it most

In Tanzania, a peaceful country hosting 335,000 refugees, the lack of funding is so dire that aid agencies are struggling to meet even the most basic needs. NRC needs all the support we can get to make a difference. “There is no area where we’re meeting the standards,” says the…

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Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) alarmed by displacement of 30,000 people from Nigeria to Cameroon (Statement by Eric Batonon)

We call for Cameroon to keep its borders open

Statement by Eric Batonon, Country Director in Nigeria for the Norwegian Refugee Council "The Norwegian Refugee Council is alarmed by the massive displacement of 30,000 people from the Nigerian town of Rann into Cameroon, less than one week after 9,000 Nigerians fled a deadly attack in the city. Last week,…

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Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Statement: Nigerian Refugees Fleeing to Cameroon Cannot Be Sent Back

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that more than 9000 Nigerians had crossed to Cameroon where they were denied refuge following a deadly attack against the town of Rann

Statement by Eric Batonon, Nigeria Country Director for the Norwegian Refugee Council: “The Norwegian Refugee Council calls for Nigerian and Cameroonian authorities to provide immediate assistance to thousands of Nigerian civilians fleeing violence. Last week, UNHCR reported that more than 9000 Nigerians had crossed to Cameroon where they were denied…

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Northeast Nigeria: Urgent need for improved hygiene facilities to combat deadly cholera outbreaks

The number of people who have been affected by cholera in northeast Nigeria has increased to 10,000. The disease is spreading quickly in congested displacement camps with limited access to proper sanitation facilities, warned the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

“One of the major causes of the outbreak is the congestion in the camps that makes it difficult to provide adequate water, sanitation and hygiene services. The rainy season has also worsened the conditions,” said Janet Cherono, NRC’s program manager in Maiduguri. NRC is calling on the local governments in…

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Expulsion of Congolese from Angola aggravates dire crisis in Kasai

During the month of October, an estimated 360,000 Congolese have poured across the nine border crossings that the Democratic Republic of Congo shares with Angola

An estimated 360,000 Congolese have crossed the border from Angola and back into DR Congo during October. Most of them are arriving to Kasai, where the influx aggravates an already dire humanitarian crisis and risks fuelling new conflicts, warned the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). "The expulsion of Congolese from Angola…