East Africa Cup has through the years become a great networking platform. More than 50 organizations were in different way engaged this y...
30.06.2015 | Ivar Christiansen
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In Colombia, Norwegian People's Aid is involved in a pilot project to clear Anti-Personnel Mines (APMs), Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and Unexploded Ordnance (UXOs), and other Explosive Remnants of War (ERWs). NPA is coordinating a team consisting of representatives of the Colombian Government and the FARC-EP, which is now deployed in El Orejon, Antioquia. The efforts are accompanied by the ICRC and the guarantor countries Norway and Cuba.
13.07.2015 | Norwegian People's Aid
Message from our Secretary General Liv Tørres: #opengaza and rebuild!
1 year after the war on Gaza, the worst rubble has been cleared, but aside from that, little has changed. Over 100,000 people are still homeless. People live in tents next to or on top of what was once their homes, or have become Internally Displaced People, renting flats or living with relatives. The reconstruction is unbearably slow. Not enough of the money donors have pledged for reconstruction has emerged. There are not enough funds to meet the enormous needs in Gaza. Israel sits in the driver's seat and through its harsh blockade of Gaza they decide which goods can enter and exit.
People in Gaza are still living under a grueling blockade, now in its 9th year. Fishermen and farmers are being shot at by the Israeli army when they try to earn a living. People can not go out of Gaza to visit family elsewhere in Palestine or study. Power is cut up to 12 hours each day. According to the UN, almost 80% of the people in Gaza depend on humanitarian aid. 1.8 million people, over half of them children, are in practice collectively imprisoned by Israel.
The humanitarian crisis in Gaza is politically created and has political solutions. Israel must lift the blockade. Gaza must be rebuilt and be given the opportunity to create a sustainable, healthy economy that provides development for the future. Israel must be held responsible for the costs of the wars.
07.07.2015 | Norwegian People's Aid
"The community center fills a void and will hugely benefit Mandalay and upper Myanmar, securing a venue for dialogue on challenging issues without any...
We are very proud to be part of East Africa Cup taking place this week in Moshi, Tanzania! 2000 young participants from Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan, Somalia and Mozambique participating in sports, workshops and cultural exchange. The aim is to inspire youth to believe in themselves – that they can make a difference as regards their own community development.
25.06.2015 | Norwegian People's Aid
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