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On 13 June 2016 the UN Library in Geneva hosted a talk on Fridtjof Nansen, the First High Commissioner for Refugees, on the occasion of the World Refugee Day 2016

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From a school in Syria. More than 4000 schools have been destroyed in the country. 
Photo: Unicef/Truls Brekke.

During the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in Istanbul 23 - 24 May 2016, Norway hosted a side-event about the Safe Schools Declaration and the need to protect education from attack during armed conflict.

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Syrian and Lebanese students sit together in classes at the Mohammed Shamel mixed Elementary public school in Tariq el Jdideh, Beirut, Lebanon. 
Photo: CC BY/ Adam Patterson/Panos/DFID.

During the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Foreign Minister Børge Brende and Unicef Executive Director Anthony Lake signed a letter of intent on cooperation on education for children and young people affected by the Syrian crisis.

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Photo: Utenriksdepartementet/Astrid Sehl.

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.

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Photo: CC/BY/Andrew Heavens .

The drought in Ethiopia is having enormous consequences. More than 15 million people are now dependent on food aid. Norway is allocating NOK 30 M.

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Khalida raises her hand to anwer a question in the Puti Kalatsha community-based education class. 
Photo: CC BY/Elissa Bogos/Save the Children.

A new fund for education in emergencies, Education Cannot Wait, was launched at the world Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul 23-24 of May.

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Distribution of UN winter aid for vulnerable Afghans. 
Photo: CC BY/Sayed Muhammad Shah / UNAMA.

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

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Photo: Russell Watkins/Department for International Development/Flickr/CC BY .

27 April 2016 - The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has signed a three-year agreement with Save the Children on education in situations of crisis and conflict.

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Photo: UNHCR/Achilleas Zavallis.

Close to 12 million people have fled their homes because of the war in Syria, and the UN and its partners urgently need funding for their efforts in the coming years. Norway provides NOK 500 mio.

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