Looking for a specific product?

Make a search for products & suppliers, articles & news.

Norway to give additional NOK 100 million to help Syrian refugees

“The refugee crisis in Syria is on its way to becoming the worst since the Second World War. The Government is therefore increasing Norway’s assistance by NOK 100 million,” announced Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide.

The humanitarian situation in Syria and its neighbouring countries is become becoming more serious than the worst prognoses at the beginning of the year. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) recently described the scale of crisis as comparable with refugee situations witnessed in the Second World War. Some 8 000 refugees are arriving in the neighbouring countries every day. The UN estimates that the total number of refugees is now more than 1.4 million. 

“A large part of this additional funding will be used to support UNHCR’s efforts to assist refugees in Syria’s neighbouring countries. This assistance is crucial for the people affected, but it is also important for maintaining political stability in the region,” said Mr Eide. 

Humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees is severely underfinanced. The huge flow of refugees is affecting Jordan and Lebanon in particular. 

If the current trend continues, the number of refugees will have increased to 3.5 million by the end of the year. In addition, more than 4.25 million Syrians are internally displaced within the country. Some of Norway’s additional funding will be used to assist these people. 

This additional contribution brings Norway’s total pledged funding for humanitarian assistance to the victims of the Syrian crisis in 2013 to NOK 310 million.

 

Related news

Latest news

Eimskip strengthens its worldwide forwarding services by acquiring the logistics company SHIP-LOG A/S in Denmark

Eimskip has strengthened its position in worldwide logistics services by acquiring 75% of the freight forwarding company SHIP-LOG. 

For Sale Assets from the former BMV LAKSEVÄG YARD in Bergen, Norway!

For Sale Assets from the former BMV LAKSEVÄG YARD in Bergen, Norway! The entire shipbuilding and fabricating facility is closing and more than 500 lots is on sale.

Servogear CPP for Seasight II - Future of the Fjords

We are proud to announce that Servogear has been chosen for the delivery of Servogear...

TechnipFMC Signs Agreement with Pall to Supply Slurry Oil Filtration Systems for Fluid Catalytic Cracking Units

The associated activities will be managed by TechnipFMC Process Technology’s center in Houston,

10 Million kroner for verification funding

The Norwegian Research Council has granted 10 million...

Hilti acquires Oglaend System Group

Oglaend System’s headquarters will remain in Klepp, 

DOF Subsea AS ("DOF Subsea" or the "Company") today announces its intention to launch an initial public offering (the "IPO") of its ordinary shares and to apply for a listing on Oslo Børs

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION OR RELEASE,

DOF Subsea North America extends charter for Jones Act Compliant vessel Harvey Deep Sea

The Harvey Deep Sea Vessel is a Multi-Purpose DPII Construction,

Untrue rumours about an on-going incident at the Halden Research Reactor in Norway

The Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority has become aware that stories about an ongoing incident involving a “meltdown” at the Norwegian Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) reactor situated in Halden are currently ci...