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To highlight challenges of responding adequately to mental health needs in conflicts and emergencies, Norway hosted a discussion with Dr. Nora Sveaass. Participants included ICRC, MSF, UNICEF, UNFPA and WHO, in addition to states, and Dr Sveaass presented the training manual “Mental health and gender-based violence: Helping survivors of sexual violence in conflict”.

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The Humanitarian Liaison Working Group (HLWG), a multi-stakeholder forum for discussion on operational issues and coordination in humanitarian settings, is currently under Norwegian leadership.

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In the context of the High Commissioner for Refugees’ Dialogue on Protection at Sea, regarding how the international community can protect refugees and others travelling irregularly by sea, Haakon Svane from the Norwegian Shipowners Association (NSA), and Syver Grepstad, cadet at the ship Bourbon Orca, recounted some of their experiences and reflections about challenges and possible solutions f...

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UNHCR launched it's global appeal for 2015 at a pledging conference in Geneva. Norway pledged a corecontribution of NOK 300 mill.

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Ambassador Steffen Kongstad (middle) with (from the left) UNHCR’s Director for External Relations Daniel Endres, Astri Endresen from the Norwegian delegation, Sergio Arena and Harry Leefe from UNHCR. 
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On the 18th-19th of September, the Permanent Mission of Norway in Geneva, together with NOREPS (Norwegian Emergency Response System) and Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) organized a fair to promote new Norwegian innovations for humanitarian aid workers in the field.

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General Secretary of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Jan Egeland, was in Geneva to present the 2015 appeals for the Gender Capacity (GenCap) and Protection Capacity (ProCap) initiatives.

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On 16 December 2014, in Geneva, the Permanent Missions of Norway, together with Argentina, invited to a meeting on Safe Schools and the Guidelines for protecting schools and universities from military use during armed conflict.

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Norway increases its contribution to the UN World Food Programme by USD 10 million, following an urgent need for food assistance in Syria and in the neighbouring countries.

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The Norwegian delegation at the Preparatory Committee. 
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Climate change leads to rougher weather and more disasters. How should the world prepare for facing disasters? The “Hyogo Framework for Action” 2 that is currently being negotiated is about saving lives, preparedness and making risk conscious investments.

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