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Ethiopia + 1 other
Ethiopia, Finland to Implement Acid Soil Treatment Project

Posted by Tesfaye Abera

Addis Ababa March 25/2014

The government of Ethiopia, in collaboration with the government of Finland, has designed a project for acid soil treatment and its implementation would begin soon, the Ethiopian Geological Survey disclosed.

Chief Geologist with Ethiopian Geological Survey Hunde Meleka said the project will be implemented by the Ethiopian Geological Survey and the Ministry of Agriculture on the Ethiopian side, and the Foreign Ministry as well as the Geological Survey and the Agriculture and Nutrition Study Program of Finland.

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World + 4 others
Finland grants EUR 44 million in aid for the world’s humanitarian crises

Finland is donating 44.4 million euros in humanitarian aid for the world’s worst crises. The aid, granted by decision of Minister for International Development Pekka Haavisto on 12 March, is directed to acute emergency situations in Syria and neighbouring areas, South Sudan and the Central African Republic. Human suffering will also be alleviated in the countries where there are protracted crisis situations, including the Democratic Republic of Congo and Afghanistan. Finland’s support is given through UN agencies and Finnish organizations.

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Kenya + 2 others
Sweden And Finland Give More Than US$8 million For Refugees In Kenya

NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed contributions from Sweden and Finland of US$6.9 million (45,000,000 SEK) and US$ 1.3 million (€1,000,000) respectively to support refugees in the Dadaab and Kakuma camps in Kenya as well as the Kenyan host community.

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review Europe, The Middle East, and Central Asia | Fiscal year (FY) 2004 – 2013

Natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, as well as ongoing complex emergencies and limited government capacity in the region, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2004 and FY 2013, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.

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In Kuwait Finland pledges 7 million euros for the victims of the crisis in Syria

Finland will give 7 million euros in humanitarian aid for the victims of the crisis in Syria. Minister for International Development Pekka Haavisto announced Finland’s additional support in Kuwait today, 15 January, at the Second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The aid pledged by Finland will be delivered through UNHCR – the UN refugee agency, the World Food Programme WFP and Finnish NGOs.

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Finland gives humanitarian assistance for the protection of children in the Central African Republic

By decision of Minister for International Development Pekka Haavisto, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs has granted one million euros in humanitarian assistance to help the victims of the crisis in the Central African Republic. The assistance is provided through UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund.

“The situation in the Central African Republic is very serious. State structures in the country have collapsed, the violence between communities has escalated and the humanitarian situation is alarming,” Development Minister Haavisto states.

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Philippines + 1 other
Finland grants 2.7 million euros in humanitarian assistance to the Philippines

By decision of Minister for International Development Pekka Haavisto on 28 November, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs granted 2.7 million euros in humanitarian assistance to the Philippines, to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. The aid will be delivered to the Philippines via the Finnish Red Cross and Finn Church Aid and through the World Food Programme (WFP).

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Philippines + 19 others
Typhoon Haiyan - Philippines: ECHO factsheet (as of 17 November 2013)

Key messages

• The European Commission has provided €20 million to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda): €10 million in humanitarian aid to support emergency relief operations and €10 million to assist with recovery and rehabilitation.

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World + 4 others
Finland grants almost 15 million euros in humanitarian assistance for crises with the greatest need

By decision of Minister for International Development Pekka Haavisto, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs has granted 14.9 million euros in humanitarian assistance for people suffering from the world’s crises. The support is granted to Finnish actors, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and UN agencies.

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Fact sheet: Solutions for Syrian refugees

UNHCR has been working closely with states to provide resettlement or humanitarian admission as part of the broader protection response to refugees who have fled from Syria to neighbouring countries. These interventions are critical for refugees who are in urgent need of protection.

They are above all an expression of solidarity with countries in the region currently hosting more than two million Syrian refugees.

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Finland + 1 other
Municipalities to receive temporary additional support for the reception of refugees

The Ministry of Employment and the Economy in cooperation with the Ministry of the Interior is currently investigating how quota-based funding from the European Refugee Fund (ERF) can be used to enhance the placement of refugees in municipalities next year.

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Finland: Location Map (2013)

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Finland + 1 other
Government made a decision on an additional quota of refugees

Finland will accept 500 Syrian refugees next year. The Government decided today to increase the refugee quota for 2014 by 300 persons. In addition, the Ministry of the Interior made a decision that 200 places of the standard quota of 750 will be allocated to Syrian refugees. Finland wants to participate, as part of the international community, in alleviating the humanitarian crisis in Syria.

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Somalia + 1 other
Minister Hautala at Brussels Somalia conference: Finland committed to improve the position of women and girls

Almost 70 international donor organisations and countries met in Brussels on 16 September, at a high-level Somalia conference. The conference announced a joint set of principles laying down the key priorities and goals for the delivery of aid to Somalia over the next three years. In the Finnish address to the conference, Minister for International Development Heidi Hautala dealt with the social and economic reconstruction of Somalia and specifically highlighted the importance of improving the position of women and girls.

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Europe Failing Syrian Refugees

By Ray Smith

LUCERNE, Switzerland , Sep 12 2013 (IPS) - Refugee rights organisations are demanding an EU-wide temporary protection regime for Syrian refugees. The announcement by some countries that they can take a few thousand refugees is not enough, the groups say.

Sweden has announced a few steps after the number of Syrian refugees seeking shelter abroad has crossed the two million mark in early September.

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World + 6 others
Nordic Countries Pledge $750 Million to the Global Fund

Report
The Global Fund

GENEVA - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria strongly welcomed a pledge of US$750 million by Nordic countries, a highly significant contribution to defeating these three infectious diseases.

The announcement was made in Stockholm on 4 September in a joint statement by Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Iceland and the United States, and coincided with meetings by their leaders with President Barack Obama, hosted by Sweden.

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Finland provides additional aid to victims of Syrian crisis

By decision of Minister for International Development, Heidi Hautala, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs has granted an additional one million euros in humanitarian assistance to the victims of the Syrian crisis.

Half of this aid will be channelled via the United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF and the other half via the World Health Organization WHO.

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Aid funding for Syria's humanitarian crisis – get the data

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Guardian

Who are the main humanitarian aid donors? How much has been given so far? Where is aid being spent, and on what?

As Syria's humanitarian crisis escalates, so do appeals for aid.

Last month, the UN revised upwards its requests for funding, announcing the largest emergency appeal in its history. Despite this, aid officials warn "money is going out as fast as it is coming in", and that the UN's multibillion-dollar requests still may not be enough in a crisis where demands frequently outstrip resources.

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Uganda + 2 others
Finland to provide further humanitarian assistance to DRC refugees in Uganda

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
18.7.2013 15.58

On Thursday 18 July, by the decision of the Minister for International Development, Heidi Hautala, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs has granted 70,000 euros in humanitarian assistance for refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Uganda. The assistance will be channelled through the Finnish development cooperation organisation Fida International.

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Syria crisis - ECHO factsheet

Factsheet on Syria:

The number of people affected by this protracted crisis is estimated to be 6.8 million people.

Around 4.25 million people are reported to be displaced within Syria.

The number of refugees has now reached 1 683 901, with over 550 thousand in Lebanon alone..

The total humanitarian funding committed to the crisis is €682 million: €265 million from the EU and €417 from the Member States which includes in-kind contributions.