Humanitarian Efforts

On 5 August 2016 in Aleppo city in the Syrian Arab Republic, displaced families from Reyadeh and 1070 neighbourhoods take shelter at the Teshreen Kindergarten in western Aleppo city, which has just opened its doors to accept displaced families after the latest wave of attacks. . 
Photo: Unicef.

'Serious atrocities are being committed against the civilian population in Aleppo. The conflicting parties need to respect humanitarian law and comply with the United Nations' appeal for a pause in hostilities. Norway supports the humanitarian actors in Aleppo and the surrounding regions. If access is now granted, Norway will increase this support,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more

"Norway will increase the support to Iraq to a total of NOK 325 million (appx USD 38,5 million)," said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende at the Pledging Conference in support of Iraq in Washington DC. Read more

In Syria, one in four schools are damaged, destroyed or occupied for military purposes or to host displaced families. An estimated over two million children are out of school. 
Photo: ©UNICEF.

Norway provides NOK 400 million (appx 48 million USD) for education in Syria and its neighbouring countries. Read more

Photo: Frode Overland Andersen / UD.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende writes about emergency aid in this international op-ed. Written in connection with the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, 23.-24. of May. Read more

Minister Brende visited Afghanistan on the 21st of May. The country is in a chronic state of humanitarian cisis, now with 8 million people in need. . 
Photo: Astrid Sehl, UD.

Norway will provide NOK 208 million in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan in 2016, twice as much as in 2015. Read more