Wishing a peaceful Eid Mubarak to everyone celebrating Eid Al-Adha. #EidMubarak #EidAlAdha #HappyEid
Today is #worldhumanitarianday! On this day we would like to thank our staff working with the most vulnerable people! Learn about their favorite part of the job in the video!😄 #notatarget
Promoting #womensrights !! A recent study by UNHCR, NRC and UN Women found that women and children in conflict-affected areas often lack adequate identification documents and registration. Without documents, women cannot participate equally in the public sphere and exercise their entitled rights. To combat this, our teams have, since 2012, helped communities in need access official ID cards. Through our mobile offices, we have assisted more than 255,000 women in obtaining ID cards. 📷: Jose Arraiza/NRC #UNHCR #UN #NRC #IDcards @unwomen
Local organisations and refugee representatives as well as Syrian and Lebanese #youth are now working together to clean the beach in the community of Minieh. This activity is implemented as part of a community initiative to help improve and build social relations between the Syrian refugee and Lebanese host communities. An estimated 100 people will participate in the clean-up campaign. NRC’s Community Management and Coordination Programme in North Lebanon, which includes the beach clean-up effort, is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 📷: Racha El Daoi/NRC. #Lebanon #Minieh #Tripoli #Plasticfreeseas #lifewithoutplastic #sustainability #climatechange @utenriksdept
The #youth of today is shaping the world of tomorrow. It’s our duty to support them, not only on today’s International #YouthDay but all year long! Can you think of how you can support #refugeeyouth? #weareyouth #refugeevoices
I don’t know why I fell in love with her but I love her like crazy. War separated Abdullah from his true #love. For the 19-year-old, love is everything in life. We hope the #war in #Syria will end soon & that the couple can be reunited
Ghadeer, 33, is a Syrian refugee who volunteers with our tailoring project at Za'atari refugee camp. She tailors our logo for vests and sweaters for our staff use. I am hoping this project keeps running, I gained so much knowledge, in terms of experience, commitment and social interaction, says Ghadeer. Today we want to thank Ghadeer for her great work!
Trauma affected children are returning home in DR #Congo Sometimes, I have nightmares about the attacks, and I get very frightened. Often I can't sleep, Tshiela, a nine-year-old, tells us (pictured above). She's one in over 630,000 displaced that have returned home to the Kasaï region in DR Congo. Thousand of children are still affected by trauma from the atrocities they have experienced and few humanitarian organisations are in place to assist their urgent needs. The consequences will be huge if we don't act quickly; says Bouthaïna Toujani, who is leading our work in the region.
here's 5 things you should know about the crisis in #SouthSudan 1. Risk of famine The conflict has damaged the country’s economy, contributing to soaring inflation. As a consequence, food prices continue to rise and 70 per cent of families in South Sudan go hungry. As many as 6.3 million people are severely food insecure 2. Unsuccessful peace process Despite a peace agreement signed by the warring parties in August 2015, the population of South Sudan has yet to see an end of fighting. Conflict has resulted in a sharp rise in the number of people fleeing their homes and basic infrastructure such as health and education facilities have been destroyed. 3. Conflict is threatening civilian lives Tens of thousands of people have been killed in South Sudan as a direct result of the current conflict and millions have been forced to flee. Many more are likely to flee their homes in the coming months if the situation does not stabilise. 4. Humanitarian access must improve In some areas in the country, the population is unable to receive any humanitarian aid because there is active conflict or because aid has been cut off. It is every agency’s mission to reach people in need, however the current fighting makes some areas inaccessible. 5. Dangerous for humanitarian workers South Sudan is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for humanitarian workers. Since the war began in 2013, 101 aid workers have been killed in the country. #NRC #neglectedcrises
#YEMEN: Civilians panic as situation worsens As fighting has continued near #Hodeidah, the site of Yemen’s most important port, over 33,000 families have been displaced since 1 June, according to the UN. People in Hodeidah are still living in limbo, deciding whether to flee or to stay. This means leaving jobs, homes, friends and possessions, or remaining without any guarantee of safety. Amidst, the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, we provide life-saving aid to thousands of civilians in #Yemen.
Alarming lack of funding claims lives Half way into the year, humanitarian organisations have only received 35 per cent of the money needed for relief worldwide. “Our humanitarian relief is a matter of life or death in many horrific war and disaster zones. The lack of funding leaves many desperate families without assistance. Mothers are forced to cut back on food for already malnourished children. Girls and boys are deprived of education and hope,” warned Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council, Jan Egeland today.
An increasing number of attacks on schools and lack of investment in education is jeopardising the future of #Afghan children in #Afghanistan. Exposure to continuous risk, violence and conflict has had a significant impact on Afghan children’s psychosocial health. 55 per cent of the respondents in a new study by the Norwegian Refugee Council cite psycho-social health needs as the biggest challenge for displaced Afghan children. Nightmares, flashbacks, physical pain, nausea, fainting, difficulty concentrating or socialising, were all common, according to the study, where more than a thousand displaced children, parents and teachers were surveyed. “Many Afghan boys and girls have experienced or are experiencing violence that children should never have to witness. They need support to be able to deal with their fears and traumas, and children must be protected against attacks both on their way to school and at school,” said Head of Programme for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Afghanistan Will Carter this week.