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The more than 600 000 refugees that has fled from Syria to Jordan creates a major pressure on the Jordanian Community. Norway will therefore double its humanitarian assistance to Jordan, bringing this to a total of around NOK 100 million in 2015.

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Photo: NIna Herland/UD.

30 September 2014 - Foreign Minister Børge Brende's speech at UNHCRs Executive Committee meeting, held in Geneva (29 Sept – 03 Oct 2014).

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01 October 2014 - Norway makes call for a strengthened protection response, particularly concerning sexual and gender based violence in conflict, at UNHCRs Executive Committee meeting, held in Geneva (29 Sept – 03 Oct 2014).

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On September 12, 2014 “Butterflies with New Wings Building a Future” (Butterflies) was announced as winners of this year’s Nansen Refugee Award.

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The aftermath of a massacre on April 15, 2014 in Bentiu,
South Sudan that killed 200 civilians, including men,
women and children sheltering in a hospital. 
Photo: AFP/Getty Images.

A technical briefing on healthcare workers under attack was held 21 May by WHO in occasion of the 67th World Health Assembly.

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Photo: UNHCR.

On 29 September 2014, the courageous Colombian women’s rights network “Butterflies with new wings building a future”, represented by Gloria Amparo, Maritza Asprilla Cruz and Mery Medina, accepted the 2014 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award at a ceremony in Geneva.

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Photo: Nina Herland/UD.

The prevalence of SGBV in South Sudan is highly disturbing. The effect on individuals and their communities is immense, both in an immediate- and in a long-term perspective. As internally displaced persons and refugees as well as their host communities are affected, this issue demands a broad and regional approach. On September 8, Norway hosted a roundtable discussion with states, UN...

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Aid workers helping communities affected by the flooding Awash river in Ethiopia. 
Photo: WFP/M. Awoke.

The Permanent Mission of Norway in Geneva joins the UN family, Member States and partners today to commemorate World Humanitarian Day to demonstrate our collective commitment to the humanitarian cause.

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The Norwegian Government is hosting a humanitarian pledging conference for South Sudan in Oslo on Tuesday 20 May. The conference is being organised in cooperation with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

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