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‘Seldom has the world witnessed so many major humanitarian crises as it did in 2014, and the UN estimates that the need for humanitarian relief will continue to increase next year,’ said Foreign Minister Børge Brende. Norway will increase its support to humanitarian crises through the UN Central Emergency Response Fund.

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‘Human rights are under pressure internationally. Norway will therefore step up its efforts to promote and protect human rights,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. A white paper on human rights in Norway’s foreign and development policy, the first on the subject for 15 years, was presented today.

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The UN World Food Programme has suspended food aid to 1.7 million refugees in Syria’s neighbouring countries, due to lack of funding. ‘There is an urgent need for food assistance. Support from the World Food Programme is the only source of food for many families. The Government intends to increase Norway’s contribution to WFP by USD 10 million,’ said Ministry of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Comprehensive studies on living conditions among Palestinaian refugees. 
Photo: MFA.

The Norwegian research institute Fafo and the Department for Palestinian Affairs (DPA) have recently launched a comprehensive study on the living and work conditions of Palestinian refugees living in Jordan.

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The 7th annual forum for Arab Investigative Journalists will take place in Amman on Friday 5 December. The forum, which is organized by Arab Reports for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ), will debate the current situation for media freedom in the Arab region.

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Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon Magnus and Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited the NRC replenishment site in Zaatari camp together with the Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende. 
Photo: Photos by NRC / Alisa Reznick .

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon Magnus and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway visited Jordan from 20-22 of October, together with the Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende.

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