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04 Sep 2018 description

Germany, Nigeria, Norway and the United Nations hosted the High-Level Conference on the Lake Chad Region which brought together 27 nations, 24 regional and international organizations and representatives of national and international civil society. We convened to recommit to work together to address the humanitarian needs and build the resilience of the over 17 million people still affected by the regional crisis and to identify ways of strengthening the collective response.

04 Sep 2018 description

Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide announced this contribution in Berlin today at the high-level conference on the crisis in the Lake Chad region, which Norway is co-hosting with Germany, Nigeria and the UN. The conference (Oslo II) is a follow-up of the humanitarian high-level conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad region that was held in Oslo in 2017.

27 Nov 2017 description

According to new figures, refugee-related costs in Norway for 2017 are NOK 1,36 billion lower than projected. The Government has proposed that most of the unused funds should go to parts of the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa that are severely affected by war and conflict.

24 Feb 2017 description

Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende announced today that Norway will provide NOK 729 million in aid to north-eastern Nigeria and the Lake Chad region in 2017. This area has been hard hit by Boko Haram's campaign of terror, poverty, lack of development and climate change.

Today Mr Brende opened an international donor conference in Oslo for Nigeria and the Lake Chad region, where 11 million people are in acute need of emergency aid.

25 May 2012 description

Norway is providing an additional NOK 40 million to assist the victims of the drought in the Sahel. "I have seen with my own eyes how important it is that help reaches those in need," commented Minister of International Development Heikki Holmås.

This week, Mr Holmås has been visiting Niger, one of the drought affected countries in the Sahel Belt south of the Sahara.

01 Mar 2012 description

Last updated: 02/03/2012 // From Senegal in the west to Eritrea in the east, people are on the brink of a major disaster. Norway is therefore providing NOK 50 million to help those affected by the drought and ensuing food crisis.

In the 12 countries that stretch across Africa – the Sahel – there is a lack of both food and water. Less rainfall in 2011 has led to lower crop yields, a lack of food and higher prices on the food that is available.

09 Jul 2010 description

Ten million people in eastern Sahel are affected by drought and food shortages. Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Støre commented: "The situation is very serious for the population in this area. We have therefore decided to increase our support to NOK 50 million."

Norway has already provided NOK 31 million for the drought victims, and these funds have been channelled through the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), CARE and the World Food Programme (WFP).

27 Mar 2009 description

Executive Summary

The African Mediators' Retreat 2009 was co-hosted by the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD Centre) and the Mwalimu Nyerere Foundation on 24-27 March in Zanzibar. As part of the Oslo forum series - the endeavour of the HD Centre and the Norwegian government to work towards the strengthening of mediation practice - the African Mediators' Retreat 2009 was the second event taking place in Africa.

19 Dec 2008 description

The Government has decided to offer the United Nations a field hospital for the UN operation in Chad and the Central African Republic (CAR), MINURCAT II, for up to a year from spring 2009. On 15 March the UN will take over from the current EU operation in the same area.

"A Norwegian field hospital for the operation in Chad fulfils a critical need which is of great importance to the UN. A number of other western countries have made the presence of a modern field hospital a condition for their own contribution of forces to the operation.

05 Jul 2004 description

No.: 88/04

The Minister of Foreign Affairs announced today that Norway will give an additional NOK 11 million in humanitarian assistance to Darfur in western Sudan and to refugees from Darfur in Chad, to be channelled through the Norwegian Red Cross. This contribution will enable the Norwegian Red Cross to send equipment and delegates to run two hospitals in Darfur and to establish a health clinic in one of the refugee camps in Chad.