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23 Nov 2018 description

ADDIS ABABA, 22 November 2018 – The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ethiopia signed a grant agreement today with UNFPA and UNICEF amounting to NOK 100 million (USD 11.3 million) in support of Phase III of the 'Joint Programme on a Rights-based Approach to Adolescent and Youth Development in Ethiopia (2018-2021)'.

07 Nov 2017 description

'The humanitarian situation in parts of Ethiopia is dire as a result of long-term drought. Norway is now providing a further NOK 10 million in aid to people in need, and will consider providing additional support on an ongoing basis,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

14 Aug 2017 description
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Education unlocks the potential of young minds, and helps new generations realise their dreams for the future. However, we are facing a global education crisis. Millions of children are out of school, or in school but not learning. We must put education at the top of the agenda.

28 Apr 2016 description

The drought in Ethiopia is having enormous consequences for the population. More than 15 million people are now dependent on food aid. 'The number of people who need food aid may rise dramatically if the international community fails to provide enough aid quickly enough. Norway is now allocating an additional NOK 30 million in humanitarian assistance,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

30 Dec 2015 description

‘2015 has been a dramatic year. Now, as the year draws to a close, we want the remainder of our humanitarian funding to be used in some of the world’s greatest humanitarian crises, including the refugee crisis in Syria and the neighbouring countries,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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

22 Apr 2015 description

‘We are facing an unprecedented situation in the Mediterranean region, where a growing number of refugees trying to reach Europe are losing their lives in the attempt. There have been further tragedies in the last few days. Several boats have capsized, and hundreds of people have drowned. Norway is providing NOK 50 million for measures to help refugees and migrants in transit countries in Africa, with a view to preventing even more people from embarking on the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

22 Jul 2014 description

‘Worldwide, around 125 million girls and women have been subjected to genital mutilation. The fight to eliminate female genital mutilation in Norway and internationally is a high priority for the Government. Norway has set the new and ambitious goal of eliminating this harmful practice in the course of one generation,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

20 May 2014 description

(Oslo, 20 May 2014): The international donor community today raised more than US$600 million in pledges to scale up humanitarian response to the South Sudan crisis at a conference hosted by Norway in collaboration with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

20 May 2014 description

Following the 12 April “Call for Action issued in Washington, D.C., over 300 representatives from South Sudan, donor governments, regional organisations, international and national NGOs and UN agencies gathered at a high-level conference co-chaired by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Stakeholders met in Oslo to take concrete steps to meet the urgent financial and operational needs of the humanitarian response to the South Sudan crisis.

22 Jun 2012 description

Norway is entering into agreements on energy cooperation amounting to NOK 850 million with Ethiopia, Kenya and Liberia.

09 Aug 2011 description

The drought in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia has led to the most serious hunger crisis in the world right now. It was, however, forecast. Here you can read more about what Norway is doing for the people in the Horn of Africa and what you can do to help.

Any inquiries to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs about the Horn of Africa (applications, questions, etc.) should be sent to: post@mfa.no.

21 Jul 2011 description

“The drought in the Horn of Africa is critical and gives cause for serious concern. The extent of the crisis will be worse than first assumed. We have therefore decided to increase Norway’s contribution by NOK 30 million, bringing the total up to NOK 263 million. We will do our part, but the whole international community must respond rapidly in order to prevent this crisis becoming even worse,” said Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.

06 Jul 2011 description

Norwegian Minister of the Environment and International Development Erik Solheim said, “I am very concerned about the situation for people in the Horn of Africa. Many have yet again been hit by two disasters at once: conflict and drought.”

According to the UN, nearly 10 million people are short of food. Food prices are extremely high. The Horn of Africa is in a state of permanent crisis as a result of the protracted conflict in Somalia.

26 Nov 2009 description

Norway has decided to increase emergency relief to Kenya, Somalia, Eritrea and Ethiopia because of the drought. At the same time it is important to increase food security.

More than 20 million people are suffering from hunger as a result of the severe drought and conflicts in this densely populated region. Norway is now allocating NOK 40 million in emergency relief to victims of the drought.

"I am deeply concerned about the civilian population, who are severely affected," said Minister of the Environment and International Development Erik Solheim.

24 Nov 2009 description

Speech by Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Støre

Pretoria, 24 November 2009

Your Majesties,

Your Excellencies Minister and Deputy Minister,

Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Pretoria,

Ambassadors,

Ladies and gentlemen,

It is a great pleasure for me to be addressing you here today. The issues we will discuss are important not only for this region and for Africa, but for the whole international community.

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.

01 Oct 2008 description


Introduction

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.

18 Jun 2008 description

'The Government is now allocating NOK 25 million in humanitarian assistance for people affected by the drought in Ethiopia. The funding is being channelled through our partners in the UN, the Red Cross and other NGOs that are already working in the country, and that are familiar with its needs,' said Raymond Johansen, State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Drought and rising food prices have resulted in a critical situation in several regions of Ethiopia. Last week, the UN warned of widespread food shortages as a result of serious drought and rising food prices.