Humanitarian Efforts

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

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