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21 Sep 2017 description


Compilation of available statistical data indicates that the arrivals to Europe through the Mediterranean in the first eight months of 2017 is lower when compared to the same period in 2016. As of 31 August 2017, national authorities in Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Spain registered 131,167 newly arrived migrants mostly from the Middle East, Africa, South and Central Asia which is in a sharp contrast to 297,255 recorded during the same period in 2016 (56% decrease).

21 Sep 2017 description

'The fight against Isil in Iraq is being won. Some 90 % of the areas previously held by Isil have been liberated, and over two million internally displaced Iraqis have returned home. These people are in a very vulnerable situation. It is vital that access to schools, hospitals and other basic services is restored as quickly as possible,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

20 Sep 2017 description

CIUDAD DE GUATEMALA – El Programa Conjunto, implementado por el PMA, FAO, FIDA y ONU Mujeres, con financiamiento de los Gobiernos de Noruega y Suecia, en coordinación con el Gobierno de India, presentó este martes a dos mujeres emprendedoras del municipio de Tucurú en Alta Verapaz, quienes representarán a Guatemala en un programa de capacitación para la implementación de sistemas a base de energía solar. Este proceso tendrá una duración de seis meses en Nueva Delhi, India, como parte del Proyecto Solar de Barefoot College.

20 Sep 2017 description

‘I am very concerned about the civilians in Rakhine who have been subjected to violence and forced to flee. This situation has created great humanitarian needs on both sides of the border between Myanmar and Bangladesh. Norway is increasing its humanitarian support by an additional NOK 15 million,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

20 Sep 2017 description

'Norway will provide an additional NOK 80 million to humanitarian organisations that are helping people who are fleeing the hostilities in Syria. This funding will also be used to provide life-saving support in areas that have been liberated from the terrorist group Isil. There is a tremendous need for immediate humanitarian aid in these areas,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

31 Aug 2017 description

IZMIR, Turkey: “Our story is a long one”, begins Ahmad Al Moustafa whose bags are packed again, for the next leg of his family’s journey. This time the Al Moustafa family are off to Norway where they have been granted resettlement places as Syrian refugees.

22 Aug 2017 description
  • El proyecto será implementado en Meta y Caquetá.

  • 3810 personas se verán beneficiadas.

  • 9 iniciativas ambientales apoyadas benefician a 1500 personas en 3 Espacios Territoriales de Capacitación y Reincorporación

  • El proyecto es financiado por el Gobierno de Noruega con una inversión de 3 millones de dólares.

18 Aug 2017 description

UNHCR Appeals For Support To Address Refugee Resettlement Needs In Africa

The vast unmet need for refugee resettlement from Africa and the opportunities for communities to engage in the sponsorship of refugees were two of the key themes discussed when representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), governments and NGOs from resettlement states and other inter-governmental bodies gathered in Geneva for the 2017 Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR).

Representation at the ATCR

17 Aug 2017 description

Addis Ababa August 16/2017 Norway has extended a 1.74 billion Birr financial assistance on Wednesday to support the implementation of Ethiopia’s Climate Resilient Green Economy through the REDD+ project.

This is the first financial assistance for Norway to the REDD+ project and is expected to make significant contribution to reduce emission from forests.

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.

10 Aug 2017 description

Key figures (October 2015 – 26 July 2017)

30 Jul 2017 description

To date, She Decides, the international initiative of Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, has raised €260 million ($300 million). ‘That’s great news for millions of women and girls in developing countries. Because it means they’ll retain access to family planning facilities like sex education, contraception, safe abortion and maternity care. So great strides have once again been made since the Brussels conference this spring, when countries and private organizations pledged around €180 million for the initiative,’ the Minister said.

29 Jul 2017 description

Many kids dream of seeing their school bulldozed, so it is no surprise that squeals of children’s delight rise above Sulangan Elementary School as an excavator tears down its dilapidated roof. What probably took weeks to go up comes down in mere minutes in an orchestrated safe demolition.


26 Jul 2017 description

'The humanitarian situation in Yemen gives cause for great concern. The cholera outbreak has now spread throughout the country, which is also suffering from armed conflict and a food crisis. It is crucial that the international community makes a joint effort to ensure that the UN humanitarian appeal is met. Norway is increasing its humanitarian aid to Yemen by NOK 10 million. Humanitarian access must be granted so that emergency relief can reach the civilian population,' Foreign Minister Børge Brende said.