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09 Jun 2018 description

The Government has decided to provide NOK 10 million to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) response to the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. NOK 2 million of this amount will be used on equipment developed in Norway and specialist personnel who will train health care workers in the use of this equipment.

‘Medical preparedness and a swift international response to the Ebola outbreak in DR Congo are essential if we are to prevent a new Ebola epidemic,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

24 May 2018 description

'Norway's humanitarian budget has never been bigger than it is now, but the needs created by the world's humanitarian crises are continuing to grow. The Government has therefore proposed increasing the humanitarian budget by NOK 116 million. The additional funds will be channelled primarily to the crises in Yemen and the Democratic Republic of Congo,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

27 Nov 2017 description

According to new figures, refugee-related costs in Norway for 2017 are NOK 1,36 billion lower than projected. The Government has proposed that most of the unused funds should go to parts of the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa that are severely affected by war and conflict.

16 Feb 2016 description

In Goma the NRC team implemented a field assessment of an urban IDP population whose needs are largely unmet and rarely studied, whose size is heavily underestimated, and whose relationship with governance structures is often limited. Specific vulnerabilities are found based on family composition and location in the city, as well as more widespread difficulties in Goma with basic services, quality housing, and economic opportunities. Lack of government engagement is also highlighted as a key weakness in supporting durable solutions for IDPs in the city.

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.

17 Jul 2015 description

New partnership to raise resources from private capital markets to help close global financing gap for investments in maternal, adolescent and child health

17 Jul 2015 description

Ce nouveau partenariat vise à mobiliser les ressources des marchés financiers privés pour combler le déficit de financement mondial en matière de santé de la mère, de l'enfant et de l'adolescent

14 Aug 2009 description

Norway and the US are joining forces to build a hospital for the victims of sexualised violence in eastern Congo. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the new Norwegian-American initiative when she visited the Democratic Republic of the Congo this week.

Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre commented: "Women in eastern Congo are in a precarious situation.

27 Mar 2009 description

Executive Summary

The African Mediators' Retreat 2009 was co-hosted by the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD Centre) and the Mwalimu Nyerere Foundation on 24-27 March in Zanzibar. As part of the Oslo forum series - the endeavour of the HD Centre and the Norwegian government to work towards the strengthening of mediation practice - the African Mediators' Retreat 2009 was the second event taking place in Africa.

13 Nov 2008 description

No.: 118/08

Norway is increasing its emergency assistance to war-torn eastern DR Congo by an additional NOK 50 million. Minister of the Environment and International Development Erik Solheim will visit DR Congo next week.

Despite growing international pressure on the parties to the conflict, the hostilities are continuing in the eastern part of the country.

The human suffering caused by the conflict is immense, and the many people who have been forced to flee their homes are particularly severely affected. It is estimated that over a million people are internally displaced.

07 Nov 2008 description

Today, the Office of the Auditor General presented its report on the effectiveness of Norwegian humanitarian assistance. Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Støre made the following comment to the report:

"The Office of the Auditor General's review of our humanitarian assistance shows that Norway is one of the most important donor countries and that the world at large regards Norway as a good and credible partner. The report refers to the fact that Norway was ranked second best among humanitarian donor countries in an independent international evaluation last year.

04 Nov 2008 description

4 November | GOMA/GENEVA - Almost one million people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are threatened by water-borne diseases and desperately need access to safe water, two major health risks that the World Health Organization and the Norwegian government have responded to today.

The Government of Norway today confirmed it will provide from the Norwegian Emergency Preparedness System (www.noreps.no) almost 30 tonnes worth of medicines to treat up to 150 000 people for diarrhoeal diseases, trauma and other …

02 Nov 2008 description

"Terrible scenes are unfolding in Eastern Congo. Many thousands of people have fled in panic and have no food, medicines or protection. There are reports of rape and other serious violence against women.

01 Oct 2008 description


This annual report describes bilateral development cooperation between Norway and 30 of the countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East that received the most assistance in 2007. Norwegian development assistance totalled NOK 21.8 billion in 2007. Of this amount, bilateral assistance (including multi-bilateral assistance) accounted for NOK 15.7 billion.

23 Oct 2003 description

"The conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is one of the forgotten crises of our time," said State Secretary Vidar Helgesen. "In spite of some hopeful signs in the peace process and the establishment of a transitional government in the capital, Kinshasa, the humanitarian situation in the eastern part of the country is precarious. The Foreign Ministry has therefore allocated a total of NOK 14 million towards new emergency relief measures.

23 May 2001 description

Mr. Chairman,
High Commissioner,
Your Excellencies,
Ladies and gentlemen,
We do not know how many millions of people are trapped by war, conflict and persecution within their own countries.