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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

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.

31 Jan 2012 description

Executive summary

The purpose of this review is to assess to what extent UNHCR, WFP, Unicef, and UNOCHA are aware of and integrate the standards of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Gender Handbook in Humanitarian Action in its programming, and to what extent this Handbook is being used and implemented as a guiding tool in humanitarian operations.
The review also briefly assesses the GenCap system and the cluster approach with regard to the implementation processes.

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.

30 Sep 2010 description

Executive Summary

Introduction. The Dadaab refugee complex in Kenya's North Eastern Province comprises the three camps of Dagahaley, Hagadera and Ifo, which officially accommodate around 270.000 predominantly Somali refugees.

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.

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.

11 Feb 2008 description

'It is important that Norway continues to support negotiations on a solution to the political crisis in Kenya,' says State Secretary Raymond Johansen. 'We will therefore provide up to USD 1 million for the process being led by Kofi Annan.

'The negotiations in Kenya have so far resulted in agreement on negotiating a political solution and on measures to stop the violence and human suffering.

10 Jan 2008 description

The Norwegian Government has decided to allocate NOK 12 million to efforts to relieve the humanitarian crisis in Kenya. These funds will be channelled through Norway's partners in the UN system, the Red Cross Movement and NGOs.

"The situation is a tragedy for the whole Kenyan people.

13 Aug 2001 description

Press release No.: 134/01

"The drought in Kenya is the worst in many years, and more than four million people are at risk," warned Minister of International Development Anne Kristin Sydnes in Nairobi today.

The Minister also announced that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to allocate a further NOK 4.5 million to the drought victims, in addition to the NOK 5 million Norway provided earlier this year.