Humanitarian Efforts

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

’The aim is to ensure that aid is provided in the most effective way,’ said Foreign Minister Børge Brende.
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