Humanitarian Efforts

’The aim is to ensure that aid is provided in the most effective way,’ said Foreign Minister Børge Brende.
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Photo: UN Photo/Martine Perret.

A total of 125 million people are in need of emergency assistance and protection, and the UN is calling for record levels of humanitarian aid. Read more

The Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg and the leaders of the Nordic Countries at the Syria Confrence in London, on the 4th of February. 
Photo: The Office of the Prime Minister, Erna Solberg.

‘The crisis in Syria is having unspeakable consequences for millions of people in Syria and its neighbouring countries. The best way we can help is by providing direct assistance, said Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Read more

Children inside a classroom at Za’atri refugee camp, host to tens of thousands of Syrians displaced by conflict, near Mafraq, Jordan. An estimated 2.8 million Syrian children are out of school because of conflict. 
Photo: UN Photo/Mark Garten.

International partnership launches $1.7 million "EduApp4Syria" prize to help Syrian children learn to read. Read more

Norway will be providing NOK 380 million to the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for 2016. This will be announced at a donor conference in the UN on 17 December, when the Fund celebrates its 10th anniversary. Read more

The Norwegian Government has taken the initiative to convene an international donor conference for Syria, which will be held in London in early February. Norway, the UK, Germany, Kuwait and the UN are the joint hosts. Read more