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Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

UN allocates $21 million to help thousands in need of humanitarian assistance in Sudan

The United Nations, through the Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) – a multi-donor fund that responds to critical humanitarian needs in Sudan – has allocated $21 million to help thousands of people in need of humanitarian assistance across Sudan in 2017.   The humanitarian challenges in Sudan are diverse and complex,…

Source: WorldRemit |

WorldRemit sees huge growth in money transfers to Tanzania

Digital money transfer service hits 10,000 unique transactions per month

Digital money transfer service World Remit (www.WorldRemit.com/en/Tanzania) is consolidating its rapid expansion into Tanzania, supporting the growing demand for instant remittances to the country from over 4 million expatriates living abroad. Today WorldRemit is announcing: A new record of 10,000 unique transactions completed in the month of December 2016 alone; 150%…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Joint Troika Statement Supporting African Union High Level Implementation Panel Peace Process in Sudan

The Troika (Norway, UK and US) urge signatories of the AUHIP-brokered Roadmap Agreement to honour their commitments

The Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States) expresses its continued support for the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) peace process, led by former South African President Thabo Mbeki. In support of the AUHIP-brokered Roadmap Agreement signed by both the Government of Sudan and the opposition, the…

Source: Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Norway provides NOK 64 million for efforts to prevent famine in Somalia

The additional funds from Norway will be channelled through the UN, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Norwegian humanitarian organisations that have many years’ experience of working in Somalia

Somalia has once again been hit by a severe drought, which could quickly develop into a famine. ‘A large proportion of the population is affected by the drought, and over six million people are in need of food aid. Norway is now increasing its support for humanitarian efforts in the country…

Source: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Addis Ababa |

Norwegian Support for Dental Health Service and Training Department in Addis Ababa University

The Ambassador emphasized that Norway and Ethiopia has had a long-term collaboration within the health sector and that the relationship now is a strategic one

The Dental Health Service and Training Department received a donation worth of 50 million NOK dental equipment from the University of Bergen and the Embassy provided financial support for transportation and installation of the equipment, purchase of spare parts, and capacity development of staffs and technicians in the dentistry field.…

Source: Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Media advisory for the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region

The conference is being held at Scandic Holmenkollen Park in Oslo on Friday 24 February from 10:00 to 17:30

Norway is co-hosting the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on 24 February, together with Germany, Nigeria and the UN. The deadline for applications for media accreditation is 21 February. The conference is being held at Scandic Holmenkollen Park in Oslo on Friday 24 February from 10:00 to 17:30. For programme and more…

Source: Germany - Federal Foreign Office |

Help for people in need: Germany doubled its humanitarian engagement in Africa in 2016

The Federal Foreign Office works closely together on humanitarian projects with partners from UN organisations (e.g. World Food Programme, UNHCR), the Red Cross and Red Crescent movement and many non-governmental organisations

Never before have so many people had to flee their homes as in 2016: more than 65 million refugees and internally displaced persons around the world fled from crises, violence and natural disasters. Africa is a particular focus of Germany’s humanitarian assistance, alongside the huge humanitarian crisis in Syria and its…

Source: Delegation of the European Union to Sudan |

European Union Ambassador meets Ghandour and announces that the EU Ambassadors will visit West and North Darfur

Ambassador Jean-Michel Dumond, Head of Delegation of the European Union to Sudan met with H.E. Professor Ibrahim Ghandour, Sudanese Minister of Foreign Affairs at his office on February 7, 2017. The European diplomat said at the end of the meeting to the press:  "I have met with H.E. Minister Ghandour…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Troika statement on declaration of AU, IGAD and UN on South Sudan

Joint statement from UK, US and Norway welcoming the joint declaration expressing concern about continued fighting and violence in South Sudan

The UK, US and Norway have issued the following joint statement: "The members of the Troika (Norway, UK and US) welcome the 29 January joint declaration of the AU, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the UN, on South Sudan. It expressed deep concern about the continuing spread of…

Source: Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Donor conference in Oslo for Nigeria and Lake Chad region on 24 February

In addition to focusing on emergency relief efforts, the Oslo conference will have three priority areas: food security; humanitarian protection and access to aid; and education in situations of crisis and conflict

Norway, together with Nigeria and Germany, will host an international donor conference in Oslo on 24 February. ‘A major humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region. This crisis has been largely overlooked. We are therefore seeking to mobilise greater international involvement and increased funding for humanitarian…