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09 Sep 2009 description

The Horn of Africa has again been hit by famine and drought. Norway has allocated NOK 50 million in emergency relief to the people living in the region.

The allocation will be channelled through the UN, the Red Cross and other NGOs, and will be used to meet immediate needs.

Norway's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jonas Gahr Støre, commented: "It is vital to focus more closely on political solutions for this region. Horn of Africa receives 40% of all international food aid.

10 Sep 2003 description

No.: 151/03

Minister of International Development Hilde F. Johnson has decided to earmark an additional NOK 25 million (approximately USD 3.4 million) to those affected by the drought in the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia and Eritrea). This means that since the onset of the food crisis on the Horn of African and in southern Africa in 2002, Norway has contributed NOK 300 million (approximately USD 40.5 million) to efforts to alleviate the situation.

The humanitarian situation in Ethiopia is extremely difficult.

10 Jul 2003 description

No.: 134/03

At a press conference on 10 July, Minister of International Development Hilde F. Johnson (Christian Democrat) announced that Norway will contribute an additional NOK 30 million in humanitarian aid to Ethiopia and Eritrea. This brings the total amount of Norwegian humanitarian aid in connection with the drought in the Horn of Africa since the onset of the crisis in 2002 up to NOK 170 million.

The food situation in Ethiopia and Eritrea has steadily deteriorated since the end of last year.