Norway gives millions to Balkans floods

The Norwegian government pledged NOK 43 million (USD 7.2 million) in short and long-term aid to help with the flood crisis in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia. NOK 10 million was allocated in emergency assistance, with the remainder earmarked for reconstruction, announced the Foreign Ministry on Monday. More than 40 people have died since last Wednesday, after […]

Hopes conference can help South Sudan

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) made a plea for donors to come forward and dig deep, ahead of a United Nations pledging conference for South Sudan to be held in Oslo on Tuesday. NRC Secretary General Jan Egeland warned if the United Nation’s USD 1.3 billion target isn’t met, South Sudan will face one of […]

More aid for Philippines recovery

Norway’s foreign minister has pledged an extra NOK 50 million (USD 8.1 million) to the typhoon recovery effort during  a visit to the Philippines. Børge Brende arrived in Tacloban on Wednesday, one of the areas worst hit when a deadly typhoon battered the island nation in November. Typhoon Haiyan struck on November 8, 2013. The […]

Norway sends disaster aid to Asia

Norway’s Red Cross and a host of other organizations were standing by on Thursday, ready to offer disaster aid to victims of Wednesday’s devastating earthquake on Sumatra. By Friday, help was on the way to the stricken Indonesia island, along with aid already organized for victims of storms in Southeast Asia and the tidal wave […]