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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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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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Norway takes over from Canada as chair of the Core Group for the Resettlement of Syrian Refugees. The first meeting under Norwegian chairmanship will take place in Geneva on 13 April 2016.

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On 3 March 2016, the Permanent Mission of Norway hosted the launch of the publication “Uncertain Futures: The impact of displacement on Syrian refugee and Iraqi internally displaced youth in Iraq”, a report compiled by Save the Children.

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2.8 million Syrian children are out of school because of conflict, however, many still have access to mobile phones. Norway is therefore inviting the world’s game developers to come up with the best possible application to allow Syrian children to continue their learning.

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The UN Refugee Agency is inviting further nominations for the 2016 Nansen Refugee Award - deadline is 25 April 2016.

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Syrian refugees and Lebanese women making fishing nets, a skill which will help them find work along Lebanon’s northern coast. 
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Norway’s Ambassador participated in the high level section on refugees’ access to labour markets during the 326th session of the International Labour Organization’s Governing Body on 21 March 2016.

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‘The crisis in Syria is having unspeakable consequences for millions of people in Syria and its neighbouring countries. Norway is now increasing its aid to Syria and the region to NOK 2.4 billion for 2016. We intend to maintain this high level of assistance and will provide a total of around NOK 10 billion over the next four years,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

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Photo: Karna Buggeland Sælebakke.

On 5 October, Aqeela Asifi’s determined efforts to help girl refugees access education were acknowledged as she received the UN Refugee Agency’s (UNHCR) prestigious Nansen Refugee Award Medal.

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