Humanitarian Efforts

Children listen to their teacher at the Zaatari Refugee Camp, located near Mafraq, Jordan, which has grown to house nearly 80,000 Syrian refugees since it opened in 2012. UNICEF has established nine school complexes at the settlement to ensure seats for the 28,000 school age children living at the camp.
Photo:  UN Photo/Mark Garten.

A new fund for education in emergencies, Education Cannot Wait, will be launched at the world Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul today. Read more

Women of the Ziway Dugda woreda, Oromia Region in Ethiopia, an area affected by drought. . 
Photo: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.

‘The number of people who need food aid may rise dramatically if the international community fails to provide enough aid quickly enough. Norway is now allocating an additional NOK 30 million in humanitarian assistance,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more

A Syrian refugee girl in Zaatari Camp, Jordan, where
new arrivals are still living in tents in the cold in harsh
desert conditions. 
Photo: Karl Schembri/Oxfam.

Norway is taking the lead and making a significant contribution to the UN Refugee Agency of a total of NOK 500 million for their efforts in Syria and its neighbouring countries. Read more

Aya and her sister Labiba walks home along a dusty road in Dalhamiyeh. They live in an informal settlement for Syrian refugees. New funds are intended to help Lebanon and Jordan manage the flow of refugees from war-torn Syria.

Photo: UNHCR/ S. Baldwin.

‘Syria’s neighbouring countries are shouldering a heavy burden and are facing major challenges. Norway will therefore contribute USD 10 million to a new financing initiative for Lebanon and Jordan,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more

Mr Brende visited the Malian capital, Bamako, together with Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide. 
Photo: Ministry of Defense.

Norway is increasing its humanitarian assistance to the Sahel to NOK 70 million in 2016. Read more