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10 Jan 2018 description
  • 176,042 Total arrivals to Europe

  • 164,754 Total arrivals to Europe by sea

  • 11,288 Total arrivals to Europe by land


10 Jan 2018 description

Resettlement Figures 2005-2017

Total number of submissions: 134,379

Total number of departures: 108,053

Resettlement Progress in 2017

Total number of submissions: 2,227

Total number of departures: 2,169

09 Jan 2018 description

Annually Norway sends a report to the OECD – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The report Immigration and Integration 2016–2017 – Report for Norway is a contribution to the reporting system on migration for the OECD countries.

The most recent report covers 2016 and to some extent 2017. It was prepared during the autumn of 2017 by the Ministry of Justice and Public Security in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the Ministry of Education and Research, the Ministry of Children and Equality, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

06 Jan 2018 description

In 2017, Norway maintained its substantial humanitarian support for civilians affected by the conflict in Syria. ‘The war in Syria is a terrible tragedy that has caused several hundred thousand deaths and forced millions of civilians to flee their homes. It is crucial that the international community steps up its support. Norway provided more than NOK 2.5 billion in aid in 2017.

02 Jan 2018 description


41 trained on Border Management

15 trained on training facilitaঞon and teaching methodologies

2 trained on development of Immigraঞon training curricula through a study trip to Kenya School of Government (KSG) in Nairobi

From July to September 2017, programmes of IOM South Sudan MigraƟon Management Unit (MMU) mainly focused on:

26 Dec 2017 description


Between 1 January 2017 and 30 November 2017, 171,300 refugees and migrants arrived by sea and land to Europe (Greece, Italy, Spain and Cyprus only, including arrivals to the Canary Islands and by land to Spain). While sea arrivals to Europe in November were 51% lower than last year, largely due to fewer people crossing from Libya, higher numbers crossed from Libya in November than in October while Spain recorded the highest number of land and sea arrivals this year.

22 Dec 2017 description

ROME – With more than eight million people now dependent on food assistance for survival in Yemen, the fate of those caught up in the country’s long running conflict is now in the hands of a small number of donor governments. Nearly 80 percent of United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) funding for Yemen this year has been provided by the United States, Germany, the European Union, and the United Kingdom, with the US providing the largest single amount (US$386 million).

21 Dec 2017 description

1. Introduction

1.1 Strategic Overview

The 2018 Europe Regional Migration Plan is being published on the heels of the November 2017 Red Cross Red Crescent Statutory meetings in Antalya, which reaffirmed that migration will remain one of the most important issues of our time, and set a benchmark for the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement’s long-standing work and humanitarian approach to migration.

19 Dec 2017 description

December 19th 2017, Khartoum, Sudan - The Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security and IOM, the UN Migration Agency signed a 4,300,000 NOK (526, 058 USD) Agreement to fund the one year Phase IV of the "Enhancing Protection and Improving Knowledge on the Risks of Irregular Migration in Sudan" Project. This Project will continue to contribute to enhancing the protection of migrants by increasing their access to services and promoting alternatives to irregular migration.

19 Dec 2017 description

Norway is providing NOK 115 million in funding to the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund. ‘Conflict prevention is good development policy and smart aid. That is why we are now increasing our contribution to the UN Peacebuilding Fund,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

The UN Peacebuilding Fund works to prevent armed conflict and to prevent countries that have been affected by conflict from falling back into a new cycle of violence. The Fund’s main focus is on Africa.

16 Dec 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 10-16 December 2017 and includes updates on diphtheria, influenza, Salmonella and cholera.

15 Dec 2017 description

18 September 2017 was the 20th anniversary of the adoption in Oslo of the Mine Ban Convention.

15 Dec 2017 description

Currently, 37 million children and youth do not have access to education because of crises and conflicts. Norway gives high priority to the protection of children's education in conflict areas.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that everyone has the right to education. By adopting the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the UN member states have undertaken to work to ensure that all children and young people receive a quality education.

15 Dec 2017 description

La Norvège renforce sa participation au Fonds Fiduciaire en Soutien à la Paix et la Sécurité au Mali avec une contribution d’environ 960 000 dollars américains. Cet appui s’est concrétisé au cours d’une cérémonie tenue ce 14 décembre au Quartier Général de la MINUSMA.

14 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Amman, Jordan, 12 Nov 2017 — The Government of Norway’s additional $6.9 million contribution to UNICEF earlier this year in May 2017 is helping in strengthening the education system and increasing access and quality of learning services provided to all children including Syrian refugee children.

13 Dec 2017 description

The Troika calls on all parties to participate in the upcoming South Sudan peace talks.

09 Dec 2017 description

'Norway will increase its contribution to the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) from NOK 380 million to NOK 420 million a year for the next four years. 'This will mean greater predictability for our humanitarian partners and more effective humanitarian aid,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

Norway's contribution for 2018 was announced at a UN pledging conference on 8 December. For the first time, Norway has pledged to provide support for a four-year period, subject to the consent of the Storting.

07 Dec 2017 description
  • 160,247 Total arrivals to Europe

  • 150,895 Total arrivals to Europe by sea

  • 9,352 Total arrivals to Europe by land


06 Dec 2017 description

Norway announced today that it will provide NOK 350 million in core funding for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in 2018.

‘UNHCR is a strategic partner for Norway in our efforts to ensure humanitarian protection and assistance for people who have been forced to flee their homes. The decision to maintain a substantial level of support for UNHCR in 2018 is a clear indication of our intention to continue our efforts and cooperation in this important area,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.