279 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
07 Oct 2015 description
report Oxfam

Es necesario actuar para ofrecer ayuda y refugio y poner fin al derramamiento de sangre

Para la comunidad internacional, la llegada de decenas de miles de sirios a las fronteras europeas y las estremecedoras muertes de hombres, mujeres, niños y niñas durante el peligroso viaje para llegar hasta ellas se han convertido en un brutal recordatorio de la tragedia en la que está sumido el pueblo sirio. La desesperación en la que se ve sumida la población siria lleva a que muchas personas tengan que asumir riesgos inmensos para ellas y sus familias.

07 Oct 2015 description
report Oxfam

Il faut agir pour offrir assistance et refuge et mettre fin au bain de sang

L’arrivée ces dernières semaines de dizaines de milliers de Syriens aux frontières de l’Europe et la mort choquante de femmes, d’enfants et d’hommes lors de leur périple périlleux, secouent la communauté internationale et l’interpellent devant la tragédie qui engloutit le peuple syrien. Leur désespoir est tel que les Syriens en sont venus à prendre d’immenses risques pour eux-mêmes et leurs familles.

07 Oct 2015 description
report Oxfam

Action needed on aid, refuge, and to end the bloodshed

Author: Caroline Baudot, Oxfam Humanitarian Policy Adviser; Daniel Gorevan, Oxfam Campaigns and Policy Manager, Syria crisis

The arrival of tens of thousands of Syrians to Europe’s borders and the shocking deaths of women, children and men on their perilous journey has been a sharp reminder to the international community of the tragedy engulfing the people of Syria. Syrians put themselves and their families at so much risk only out of sheer desperation.

23 Sep 2015 description
report European Commission

What is the European Agenda on Migration and what is its state of play?

Tackling migration is one of the ten political priorities of this Commission. The European Agenda on Migration develops the political guidelines of President Juncker into tailored initiatives aimed at managing migration better in all its aspects. The Agenda, adopted on 13 May 2015 put forward concrete actions to respond to the immediate crisis and save lives at sea, and proposed structural responses for the medium and long term.

18 Sep 2015 description

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution from Norway worth a total of NOK 130 million to support vulnerable people in countries where the need for WFP’s food assistance is most desperate; Syria and neighbouring countries, Yemen and South Sudan.

17 Sep 2015 description

’More than 125 000 refugees and asylum seekers have arrived in Serbia over the last year, and the numbers are expected to increase in the time ahead. Norway will now provide NOK 60 million in humanitarian assistance and support for strengthening the refugee reception system,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

11 Sep 2015 description

Oslo, Norvège | AFP | vendredi 11/09/2015 - 04:45 GMT

par Pierre-Henry DESHAYES

"J'ai regardé une carte et j'ai décidé de me lancer": Ahmad Taleb, un Kurde syrien de 25 ans, a trouvé refuge le plus légalement du monde en Norvège grâce à quelques tours de pédalier au fin fond de l'Arctique.

09 Sep 2015 description

‘The wars in Syria and Iraq have caused immense suffering, and religious minorities have been particularly badly hit. These groups need our help. Norway is therefore increasing its support for vulnerable groups such as Christians and other religious minorities in Syria and Iraq,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

09 Sep 2015 description

Oslo, Norway | AFP | Wednesday 9/9/2015 - 17:57 GMT

Norway on Wednesday proposed hosting an international donors' conference to help millions of Syrians displaced by war.

Prime Minister Erna Solberg told a press conference that she had put forward the idea in a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

"The international community emphatically has to increase its efforts for refugees and civilians in Syria and neighbouring countries," Solberg said.

07 Sep 2015 description

The Government is prepared to make a major contribution to a joint and intensified European effort to improve systems for receiving refugees and asylum-seekers in the years ahead. 'We will offer to provide funding for asylum and migration projects in countries that receive support through the EEA and Norway Grants, if they are willing to contribute to the work of receiving refugees and asylum-seekers. This will be a priority in our negotiations with the beneficiary countries on the new round of EEA and Norway Grants,' said Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Vidar Helgesen.

07 Sep 2015 description

Norway is to provide NOK 200 million in budget support to Ukraine to support the Ukrainian Government's work to carry out reforms. 'This support for Ukraine is important for helping to achieve essential restructuring and modernisation,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. The disbursement of budget support from Norway follows the World Bank's approval, on 25 August, of the progress made in Ukraine's extensive reform programmes.

20 Aug 2015 description

Press release | Published: 2015-08-19

'World Humanitarian Day is an important reminder that we are living in dramatic times. The world is experiencing large-scale humanitarian crises, and 60 million people have been forced to flee from their homes. Today, I am pleased to announce that Norway will provide a further NOK 50 million for Yemen and a number of forgotten crises,' Foreign Minister Børge Brende said.

13 Aug 2015 description
report Guardian

After fleeing Afghanistan, the Hashemi family thought they had found a safe haven in Norway – until the centre-right government deported them

In autumn last year, life was finally improving for Nadereh Hashemi. After spending all her adult years on the run from her family in Afghanistan – she lived in Iran for 10 years before making an arduous escape to Europe – Nadereh and her husband, Ahmad, finally found something resembling a stable life in Europe.

04 Aug 2015 description

Press release | Published: 2015-08-04

‘More than 200 000 people are affected by the floods in Myanmar, and many people have lost their lives. Myanmar has strengthened its disaster risk reduction and preparedness efforts, but the country still needs external help. Norway is providing NOK 10 million to help ensure that the flood victims are given the support and assistance they need,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

01 Aug 2015 description

UNDP has begun to implement a programme of early recovery in the northeast of Nigeria that will create hundreds of jobs while promoting peace and social cohesion among conflict-affected communities.

The violence in the northeast has destroyed lives and communities and displaced 1.4 million people, while 4.5 million are at risk of going hungry. Funded by the Government of Norway to the tune of USD 1.7 million, the programme will help communities in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States to making a living, as well as establish new networks to prevent conflict and promote dialogue.

26 Jul 2015 description
file preview
Arabic version
file preview
English version

Khartoum, 26 July 2015. The Government of Norway has contributed US $6.6 million to the 2015 Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF). Norway has been a committed and a major donor to the Sudan CHF since its inception in 2006.

24 Jul 2015 description
English version
Ukrainian version

Kyiv, 28 July 2015

Supported by its donors, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is expanding its cash assistance programmes to serve the needs of the most vulnerable internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ukraine.

07 Jul 2015 description

‘Norway will provide NOK 1.16 billion for UNICEF’s education efforts over a two-year period. UNICEF delivers good results in the field, and is an important partner for Norway in our global education initiative,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

07 Jul 2015 description

‘Due to the crisis in Syria, around three million children and young people no longer have access to schooling. More than half of a million of them are refugees in Lebanon. We are now providing an additional NOK 75 million for education for these refugees, which brings Norway’s total contribution for these efforts to NOK 120 million,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

05 Jul 2015 description

‘There is great need for humanitarian assistance in Rakhine state in Myanmar. The UN estimates that between 80 000 and 90 000 people are internally displaced. Norway will therefore provide an additional NOK 10 million in humanitarian aid to the people in this area. This additional funding will be used for education and protection, as well as for meeting basic needs,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.