The South African union CSAAWU has been awarded the Arthur Svensson International Prize for Trade Union Rights for 2017. NPA welcomes thi...
24.03.2017 | Julie Offerdal
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Although land mines create a lot of misery, for Christian Ruge, Head of Policy at Norwegian People's Aid, every day is a good day: "We have people out in the former war areas clearing explosives that otherwise would have injured or killed civilians, kids playing or farmers digging up their soil", says Ruge in this interview with Australian broadcaster SBS.
NPA has been working to protect civilians against mines and other explosive weapons for 25 years. Last year we cleared around 8,000 mines and thousands of explosive remnants of war in 21 countries. #togetheragainstmines
04.04.2017 | Norwegian People's Aid
Yesterday, Thea Katrin Mjelstad from Norwegian People's Aid Solidarity Youth delivered a statement yesterday on behalf of International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) at the historic UN negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons!
"We must fill the legal gap completely. We must ban these weapons categorically. This will be essential if we are to establish an effective global norm and powerful stigma against these horrific weapons," she said.
30.03.2017 | Norwegian People's Aid
"The Arthur Svensson prize is a strong symbol of international solidarity with the movement and will contribute to the strengthening of CSAAWU’s organizational abilities and efforts"
In South Sudan, NPA is distributing food, crop seeds and fishing equipment to vulnerable communities on the brink of famine. In 2016 we reached more than 320 000 beneficiaries with life-saving food assistance, and this year we are hoping to scale up the activities. These photos were taken during a recent distribution in Unity.