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Mozambique declared free from Cluster Munitions

5.12.16 | Ingebjørg Sørenes

1,3 million Square metres, 144 Cluster Bomblets, 50 Antipersonnel Mines and 23 UXOs: Norwegian People’s Aid is proud to announce that we have finished clearing cluster munitions in Mozambique. This happens only a year after Mozambique was declared free of landmines in September 2015. 

Consultancy announcement

1.11.16 | Ingebjørg Sørenes

Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) Lebanon is commissioning a study within the framework of its project on “Partnership for Oil for the Common Good in Lebanon”. The project is managed by NPA and funded by the Norwegian Development Agency (Norad).

Please note that NPA has extended the deadline for submitting the project proposals and quotations for “Mapping the labor movement” for one week for submitting the consultancy proposal. The new deadline is Monday the 14th of November at 3:00 pm (Beirut time). Any offer received after this date won't be considered. 

Japanese embassy funds vital humanitarian demining in Colombia

27.10.16 | Ingebjørg Sørenes, Emma Heidenreich

In a formal ceremony held on Tuesday October 18, the Japanese embassy in Colombia officially signed over a donation of USD $555, 567 in support of NPA’s humanitarian demining pilot project in El Orejón, Antioquia.

EU continue mine action support in South Lebanon

7.10.16 |

On the 15th of June 2016 a delegation from the European Union (EU) Beirut visited the Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) Humanitarian Disarmament programme in south Lebanon. The EU delegation consisted of   Ms. Francesca Varlese, Ms. Liliane Dib and the military attaché Colonel Pierre des Jeux.

Japanese embassy visit areas with heavy mine contamination

7.10.16 |

Japanese Assistance to Grass Roots Project visit to Norwegian People’s Aid Humanitarian Disarmament programme in the South of Lebanon

Community Centers offer support to survivors of sexual violence in Iraq

30.09.16 | Julie Offerdal

Three newly opened community centers in Iraq’s Kurdistan region offer support to Yezidie women that have survived abduction and sexual assault by ISIS.

Good news from US Government in Laos

8.09.16 | Ingebjørg Sørenes

The US Government is providing an additional 90 million dollars for the removal of cluster munitions in Laos over the next three years. - Laos is heavily affected by cluster munition, so this is great news for the people of Laos and for us who work with clearing cluster munition remnants, says Steinar Essen, Head of Humanitarian Disarmament at Norwegian People’s Aid. 

Norwegian People's Aid congratulates the Colombian people on the peace agreement

25.08.16 |

It is very encouraging that the parties in Colombia have reached a peace agreement. The agreement gives us hope that we will finally see the end of decades of armed conflict, which has affected the civilian population enormously. The peace agreement is also vital for the reconciliation process, humanitarian demining, and a more just distribution of power and resources”, said Per Nergaard, Acting Secretary General of Norwegian People's Aid.

Shortage of water affects food security for home gardening Palestinians at the West Bank

22.08.16 | Khalil Zaquot

Since the start of June 2016, tens of thousands of Palestinians at the West Bank has been suffering the harsh effects of drastic cuts in the water supply. 

NPA office in Mogadishu struck by car bombs

26.07.16 | Julie Offerdal

One employee of Norwegian People's Aid has been sent to the hospital with injuries after two car bombs went off close to the main airport in Mogadishu Tuesday morning. NPA’s office in Mogadishu was damaged by the explosions.