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Violent conflicts are increasing in number and in complexity. Their humanitarian consequences are devastating, and a record number of people have been forced to flee their homes. ‘Preventing conflicts is infinitely preferable to repairing the damage they cause once they begin. It is also cheaper. Norway will now increase its support to the UN Peacebuilding Fund by NOK 115 million over a period ...

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‘I am appalled and horrified that a large aid convoy has been bombed today, and that crucial emergency relief for the people of Syria will not reach those in need,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Photo: Oljedirektoratet.

Norway and Lebanon have been working together for the past 10 years on technical capacity building and sustainable management of petroleum resources. One of many testaments to close relations are visiting delegations between Norway and Lebanon. This week, H.E. Minister Nazarian visited the Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) conference in Stavanger, Norway, in addition to meeting with two of the...

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In the course of a few days, the parties in the Philippine peace process have reached agreement on issues that have blocked progress for many years. The agreement to recommend amnesties and a ceasefire is a breakthrough. It is also of crucial importance that the whole of the communist movement National Democratic Front of the Philippines is now represented here in Oslo,’ said Minister of Foreig...

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Photo: ILO/Carla Calvo.

A new Norwegian-funded ILO project will work to withdraw hundreds of Lebanese and Syrian children from hazardous working conditions and protect thousands of others from the worst forms of child labour.

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Without increased conservation, Lebanon risks losing the seeds necessary for planting new forests in the future. Now, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Lebanese Minister of Agriculture have agreed to establish a national center for forests seeds. The center is established with financial support from Norway.

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‘Today, on World Humanitarian Day 2016, I want to draw attention to the crises that often overlooked and underfunded. The Government is therefore increasing Norway’s humanitarian funding for the crises in South Sudan and Yemen by NOK 60 million. South Sudan and Yemen are two of the most underfunded humanitarian crises in the world today,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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‘Serious atrocities are being committed against the civilian population in Aleppo. The conflicting parties need to respect humanitarian law and comply with the United Nations’ appeal for a pause in hostilities. Norway supports the humanitarian actors in Aleppo and the surrounding regions. If access is now granted, Norway will increase this support,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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