The world’s greatest refugee crisis is unfolding in Syria and the neighbouring countries. The Government will once again step up its effort to alleviate suffering and help to ensure the best possible protection of the civilian population. We have therefore proposed an increase in humanitarian support for the Syria crisis of NOK 500 million,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.
'Six million children in Syria are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. Norway is again increasing its education efforts for children and youth, as well as support to pregnant and other women affected by the conflict,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.
Women and children in conflict situations are particularly vulnerable to hunger, disease, violence and abuse. More than half of the refugee children in Syria's neighbouring countries do not have the opportunity to go to school.
En pleine crise de l'accueil des migrants/réfugiés, l'accès aux soins en Europe est alarmant
Publication du rapport 2016 du réseau international de Médecins du monde (MdM) « L’accès aux soins des personnes confrontées à de multiples facteurs de vulnérabilité en santé »
'The humanitarian situation in Yemen is catastrophic – 80 % of the population are in need of humanitarian assistance, and the situation is growing steadily worse,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.
'We are therefore increasing our humanitarian assistance to Yemen by NOK 25 million. The increased funding will be channelled to the World Food Programme's efforts in the country. The war in Yemen is hitting the civilian population hard, and there is a massive need for food and humanitarian aid,' said Mr Brende.
New York — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) received $7.67 million from the governments of Norway ($3.15 million), the Republic of Korea ($3 million), and the United Kingdom ($1.52 million) for the new thematic funding window which will support UNDP’s work in governance. The United Kingdom also provided $0.3 million to UNDP's new funding window for emergency response to crisis and recovery.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 30 Oct–5 Nov 2016 and includes updates on influenza, poliomyelitis, Zika fever, MERS CoV, cholera, West Nile virus, and enterovirus detections in Europe.
Today Save the Children’s search and rescue ship was called to help Norwegian navy ship Siem Pilot and a merchant vessel in the recovery of survivors and dead bodies after a rubber dinghy capsized off of the North African coast with bad sea conditions.
29 people were rescued along with 12 bodies, but as the rubber dinghies usually carry many more people on board the number of drowned or missing people could be much higher and the team along with other forces involved are still carrying the search on into the night.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 23-29 October 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, Salmonella and extensively drug-resistant TB.
Nairobi, 27 October, 2016 - Head of UN Environment Erik Solheim and Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende today signed a cooperation agreement that will see Norway provide financial support to UN Environment over three years worth NOK 270,000,000 (approximately $33 million).
This new contribution will support the implementation of UN Environment efforts, including direct support to UN Environment work on marine litter and microplastics, building resilience to disasters and conflicts, the Poverty and Environment Initiative, and combating environmental crime.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 16-22 October 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, Salmonella and extremely drug-resistant TB.
Since its inception in 2014, the CHF-Afghanistan pooled fund has received just over US$120 million in contributions from eight key donors dedicated to coordinated humanitarian action in Afghanistan.
‘Several hundred thousand Afghans who have been refugees in Pakistan are now returning home. This has created a vast need for humanitarian aid. Norway is therefore increasing its humanitarian support to Afghanistan by NOK 64 million,’ Foreign Minister Børge Brende said.
It is estimated that 9 million people in Afghanistan – 1.3 million of them internally displaced – are in need of emergency aid. The situation is especially critical for several hundred thousand Afghan refugees who have returned from Pakistan to south-eastern Afghanistan since this summer.
‘Malawi is on the brink of the most serious humanitarian crisis in its history. We have therefore reallocated around NOK 53 million to alleviate the acute need in the country,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.
The crisis is due to poor harvests as a result of flooding and drought over the last two years. Around 6.5 million of the country’s 17 million people are affected by serious food shortages. It is expected that the number of people in need of assistance will increase in the time ahead.
On Friday 14 October, the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Pierre Krähenbühl, concluded a two-day mission to Norway, where he met with government officials, researchers and Norwegian humanitarian organizations to discuss the long-standing partnership between the Kingdom and the Agency and the current situation facing Palestine refugees in the Agency’s five fields of operations, including those who have been heavily affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria and the Gaza blockade.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 9-15 October 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, West Nile fever and MERS.