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07 Dec 2018 description

Gobierno, Países contribuyentes y Naciones Unidas aprobaron dar continuidad al Fondo de Naciones Unidas con contribuciones de Alemania, Reino Unido, Noruega, Chile y el Fondo del Secretario General para la Consolidación de la Paz (PBF por sus siglas en inglés) por un total de USD$ 28,5 millones para continuar apoyando los esfuerzos del Gobierno en la consolidación de la paz de Colombia como un proyecto nacional.

06 Dec 2018 description

Resettlement Achievements
- Increased number of resettlement countries committed to receiving refugees from Uganda.
- Increased accessibility of resettlement due to expanded approach since 2012.
- Submission of 25,402 refugees from DRC since 2012.
- Reinforced infrastructure for large-scale resettlement processing.
- Achievement of annual submission targets since 2012.
- Increased resettlement of vulnerable refugees.
- High acceptance rate.
- Since 2012, 21,271 refugees have departed for resettlement from Uganda.

29 Nov 2018 description

Norway is to provide NOK 15 million in core funding to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The funding was announced during the annual session of the IOM Council in Geneva on 27 November. The funding will be used to support IOM in carrying out its new tasks as coordinator of the UN Migration Network, and in restructuring its organisation and developing its strategy.

29 Nov 2018 description
  1. Among the Congolese citizens expelled from Angola in October, UNHCR identified 2,373 Congolese citizens holding refugee documents from Angola.

  2. DRC authorities reported crossings of an estimated 600 Central Africans into DRC; mainly women and children fleeing renewed violence in the Central African Republic.

  3. UNHCR documented 11,528 South Sudanese refugees in border areas in Dungu Territory. 93% expressed the wish to relocate away from the border.

Refugees

Burundian refugees

26 Nov 2018 description

In Numbers

175,000 people in need targeted for food assistance in 2018

84,674 people assisted so far this year

US$7.5 m six months (December 2018 – May 2019) net funding requirements

95,121 people assisted in OCTOBER 2018 (estimate)

Operational Context

26 Nov 2018 description

According to new figures, ODA-approved refugee expenses in Norway have dropped by NOK 200 million this year. This will make it possible to increase allocations to various priority areas in the 2018 aid budget.

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)'.

16 Nov 2018 description

‘The Government intends to maintain a high level of aid and has proposed spending NOK 37.8 billion on aid in 2019. This corresponds to about 1 % of Norway’s gross national income and is NOK 2.5 billion more than in 2018,’ said Minister of International Development Nikolai Astrup.

15 Nov 2018 description

Overview

During the first nine months of 2018, just under 25,100 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement' to 19 countries in Europe.2 This is 24% less than the same period in 2017, but already two-thirds more than the average rate of 15,400 submissions per year during the previous 10 years.

31 Oct 2018 description

Arrivals

88,250 in Q1-Q3 2018

143,500 in Q1-Q3 2017

Dead and Missing

1,866 in Q1-Q3 2018

2,685 in Q1-Q3 2017

23 Oct 2018 description

‘I am deeply concerned about the grave humanitarian situation in Yemen. A large proportion of the population is suffering from a shortage of food and malnutrition. The Government will now provide a further NOK 30 million to the humanitarian response, with an emphasis on urgent food aid channelled through the UN,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

12 Oct 2018 description
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BALI, Indonesia, October 12, 2018—The Norwegian Government announced a commitment of NOK 450 Million ($54.3 million) to support the reconstruction, reform and development process in Somalia. Channelled through the World Bank’s Multi Partner Fund (MPF), the contribution will provide resources through the Government’s systems to address the country’s most critical challenges on its path towards stability.

10 Oct 2018 description

‘It is the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people who are being hardest hit by climate change. Increasingly, a lack of food and failing harvests are causing instability and conflict. Climate change adaptation is essential for achieving the SDGs. We therefore intend to increase Norway’s funding for promoting food security and climate-resilient agriculture by NOK 60 million in next year’s budget,’ said Minister of International Development Nikolai Astrup.

09 Oct 2018 description

The Government proposes to increase the humanitarian budget by about NOK 250 million in 2019.

‘Norway will be a driving force for rapid and effective humanitarian efforts. In Syria, Yemen, South Sudan and many other countries affected by conflict, natural disasters and other crises, there is a huge need for help,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

08 Oct 2018 description

‘The situation is critical in the areas of Indonesia that were hit by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami on 28 September. The Government is now increasing Norway’s support for the rescue efforts by NOK 10 million (around USD 1.2 million), to NOK 24 million (around USD 3 million),’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

05 Oct 2018 description

August Development
- 391 refugees (114 families) were submitted for resettlement, of which 373 were from DRC, 18 from BDI, SOM and Sudan, and none from South Sudan.
- 328 refugees (85 families) departed to the USA (228), Norway (75) and Sweden (25).
- UNHCR facilitates 7 US missions (RSC pre-screening, CIS and Cultural orientation).
- Resettlement focal point staff have been trained on proGres V4 and an action plan to transition from proGres V3 to V4 has been established.