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27 Mar 2015 description

Norway has provided more than NOK 500 million to the efforts to fight Ebola in West Africa. The infection rate is now greatly reduced. Norway is therefore scaling down its efforts in cooperation with the authorities in the countries concerned and the UN. This means that Norwegian health workers will return to Norway at the end of March.

19 Mar 2015 description

‘The humanitarian crisis in Syria is escalating. The Government is now providing USD 93 million to support efforts in Syria and the neighbouring countries. Children are the hardest hit. USD 18.6 million of these funds will be earmarked for education and child protection efforts,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

19 Mar 2015 description

‘The humanitarian crisis in Syria is escalating. The Government is now providing NOK 750 million to support efforts in Syria and the neighbouring countries. Children are the hardest hit. NOK 150 million of these funds will be earmarked for education and child protection efforts,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

12 Mar 2015 description
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KHARTOUM, 11 March 2015 – A new project on “Building institutional capacities for the sustainable management of the marine fishery in the Red Sea State” was launched today in Khartoum, Sudan. The project will be jointly implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Norwegian Institute for Marine Research, in cooperation with Sudan's Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Resources and Fisheries.

12 Mar 2015 description

East Jerusalem, 02 March 2015 – In the presence of the H.E. Prime Minister Rami Al Hamdallah, and representatives of various missions and organizations, UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People marked the launch of 19 projects in Area C and East Jerusalem at the historic site of Maqam Nabi Musa in Jericho Governorate.

06 Mar 2015 description

Norway is providing NOK 38 million to help internally displaced people in Gaza. ‘The winter weather in Gaza is creating huge problems for the families who do not have proper homes. Conditions for the most vulnerable people urgently need to be improved,’ commented Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

Norway’s contribution to these efforts will be channelled through the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), and will be used to provide shelter for families that lost their homes in the conflict of 2014.

05 Mar 2015 description

Norway is providing NOK 38 million to help internally displaced people in Gaza. ‘The winter weather in Gaza is creating huge problems for the families who do not have proper homes. Conditions for the most vulnerable people urgently need to be improved,’ commented Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

Norway’s contribution to these efforts will be channelled through the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), and will be used to provide shelter for families that lost their homes in the conflict of 2014.

21 Feb 2015 description

Vientiane, 22 January 2015 – The Government of Norway today renews its support to assist the UXO Sector in Lao PDR with a contribution of 6,000,000 NOK (approximately US$886,132) in support of UXO Lao’s operational capacity to clear Confirmed Hazardous Areas (CHA). These funds will be received through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and covers the period 1st October 2014 to 30th September 2015.

19 Feb 2015 description

Jerusalem, 19 February 2015 – The Government of Norway and UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People signed a USD 3 million (NOK 23,000,000) agreement to fund shelter assistance packages for non-refugees as part of their on-going support to early recovery efforts in the Gaza Strip.

“It is extremely important that donors provide funding enabling internally displaced persons in Gaza to find transitional shelter while their homes are rebuilt,” Mr Hans Jacob Frydenlund, Government of Norway Representative highlighted.

10 Feb 2015 description

Norway is providing USD 20 million (NOK 150 million) in emergency aid to the civilian population in South Sudan. ‘Nearly 6.5 million South Sudanese have been affected by the humanitarian crisis that has resulted from the violent political power struggle in South Sudan. Norway wants to support the civilians who are now suffering. At the same time, we will continue to urge the country’s leaders to put the needs of the people first, to bring an end to the conflict and find political solutions that will benefit the country in the future,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

30 Jan 2015 description

Norway donates NOK 15 million (equivalent to appx. USD 2 millon or MKW 900 million) in immediate humanitarian aid to Malawi.

“I express my deepest sympathy with the people of Malawi who have been hit by the disaster. We follow the humanitarian situation in Malawi closely” says Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Børge Brende.

Malawi has been hit hard by floods. The floods have caused the biggest damages that Malawi has experienced in 30 years. The numbers presented by the Government of Malawi and the UN indicate that 174,000 people have been displaced.

28 Jan 2015 description
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Key Outcomes Resources Assured for 2016-2020

Support puts Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance on the path to immunise a further 300 million children and save up to 6 million more lives

Berlin, 27 January 2015 – Hundreds of millions of children living in the world’s poorest countries will receive life-saving vaccines as a result of record-breaking financial commitments made today at the Gavi Pledging Conference, hosted in Berlin by German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel.

06 Jan 2015 description

Snapshot 17 December – 6 January

Nigeria: A series of suspected Boko Haram attacks in Borno and neighbouring states have resulted in more than 80 deaths, 225 kidnapped, hundreds of homes burneds and thousands displaced.

Central African Republic: Nearly 200,000 people need nutrition assistance. Over 36,000 people are trapped in seven enclaves across the country; a group of 474 Fulani who fled to Yaloke months ago and now cannot leave are in particular need.

24 Dec 2014 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• UNHCR, signs a MoU with the Government of Sudan on the registration and documentation of South Sudanese citizens in Sudan.

• Three UNAMID peacekeepers injured in an ambush in East Darfur.

• The number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan stands at 115,451 as of 18 December 2014, according to UNHCR.

• Donors contribute some $4 million towards the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Sudan.

FIGURES

Displaced people in Sudan 2.9 million

IDPs in Darfur (to date) 2.4 million

24 Dec 2014 description

‘Seldom has the world witnessed so many major humanitarian crises as it did in 2014, and the UN estimates that the need for humanitarian relief will continue to increase next year,’ said Foreign Minister Børge Brende. Norway will increase its support to humanitarian crises through the UN Central Emergency Response Fund.

18 Dec 2014 description

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a substantial donation from Norway’s government towards emergency operations in Sudan.

12 Dec 2014 description
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A new batch of urgently needed medical and relief supplies is leaving to the Ebola-affected region in West Africa today on board of the Dutch ship "Karel Doorman".

For the second time, as part of the coordinated European response to the Ebola outbreak, the Netherlands has offered to transport vital supplies free of charge. The vessel is carrying 1,500 tons of food for the World Food Programme (WFP) in addition to more than 50 vehicles, medical supplies and protective clothing for health personnel offered by Belgium, France, Germany and the UK.

12 Dec 2014 description

The UK has so far pledged £230 million to help the people of Sierra Leone defeat Ebola. This will build 6 treatment centres across the country, provide food and supplies for thousands of quarantined homes and already has provided over 750 operational beds to isolate and treat cases of Ebola.

As well as giving its own money, Britain has asked other countries across the world to join them in supporting Sierra Leone. So far Norway, Denmark, Cuba, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Canada have all agreed to provide health staff for Sierra Leone.

10 Dec 2014 description

ROME – Following an unprecedented social media campaign, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today the tally of contributions by government donors towards the reinstatement of food assistance to nearly 1.7 million Syrian refugees.

Thanks to substantial support from government partners in donor countries, a total of US$88.4 million has been raised to date. As this exceeds the goal of US$64 million required to fund the refugee programme in December, it allows WFP to cover some of the refugees’ food needs in January.