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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…

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Killing of farmers threatens food security in Northeast Nigeria

Farmers must be protected so they can cultivate their lands and return to their families alive, urged the Norwegian Refugee Council today

Repeated attacks against farmers risk aggravating the food crisis in Northeast Nigeria. Farmers must be protected so they can cultivate their lands and return to their families alive, urged the Norwegian Refugee Council today.  The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is horrified by the killing of at least 12 farmers in…

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Almost 800,000 children severely malnourished in the Lake Chad Region

Six months after world leaders met to commit support to the crisis in the Lake Chad region, 57 per cent of the US$2.2 billion needed to meet the most basic humanitarian needs in 2017 are still lacking

Close to 800,000 children under the age of five are severely malnourished in Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad. “Lack of sufficient humanitarian funding is putting young children’s lives at risk,” warned the Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council Jan Egeland. Six months after world leaders met to commit support…

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Attacks increasingly targeting displaced people in northeast Nigeria

190 security incidents involving civilians were reported in July in northeast Nigeria

Dozens of people where killed yesterday when multiple suicide bombers detonated devises outside a camp sheltering displaced people in Borno State. Attacks on civilians sheltering in displacement sites are on the rise, worsening an already dire situation for people on the brink of famine in northeast Nigeria. “Camps like the…

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Prolonged drought warning in the Horn of Africa

Aid agencies, together with UNHCR and governments in the Horn of Africa have raised the red flag concerning the drought condition which has been a slow-onset disaster throughout 2016

Over 15 million people in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya are facing imminent drought and famine with water scarcity, food shortage and increasing loss of livestock. Displaced people are experiencing severe shocks as a result of the ongoing phenomenon, which is likely to worsen in the new year. In addition, vulnerable…