Humanitarian Efforts

People fleeing after conflicts in Central African Republic in 2013. 
Photo: UNHCR/B. Heger.

‘The population of the Central African Republic is suffering because of the armed conflict, attacks on civilians and the grave humanitarian situation. The UN and the various aid organisations have only received around 30 % of the funding they need for the humanitarian relief effort, and Norway is therefore providing an additional NOK 47 million in aid funds,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs... Read more

Young Yemenis shelter in a northern Yemen camp after being displaced by fighting. 
Photo: UNHCR/H.Macleod.

‘The humanitarian situation in Yemen is catastrophic – 80 % of the population are in need of humanitarian assistance, and the situation is growing steadily worse,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more

Girls’ education in the returnee area of Qalai Gudar. . 
Photo: UNHCR/S. Sisomsack.

'Norway is a long-term partner for Afghanistan. We intend to maintain our current level of aid to the country, approximately NOK 700 million a year, in the period 2017 to 2020,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Mr Brende announced Norway's contribution at the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan today. Read more

Nigerian refugees leave their camp in Ngouboua, on the shores of Lake Chad. 
Photo: UNHCR/Olivier Laban-Mattei.

‘The humanitarian crisis in parts of Nigeria and the areas around Lake Chad is having a severe impact on an already impoverished population. The Government is now increasing its aid to the region by NOK 20 million,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more

Children residing at a United Nations transit site in Juba at play. 
Photo: UN Photo/Isaac Billy.

‘Today, on World Humanitarian Day 2016, I want to draw attention to the crises that often overlooked and underfunded. The Government is therefore increasing Norway’s humanitarian funding for the crises in South Sudan and Yemen by NOK 60 million. South Sudan and Yemen are two of the mostn underfunded humanitarian crises in the world today,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more