Utenriksdepartementet fraråder alle reiser til eller opphold i Irak

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From the workshop

The fund for developmental projects in Jordan, managed by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Amman, is open for project proposals between 1 and 15 May and 1 and 15 October.

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Norway's Foreign Minister Børge Brende (left) visiting Baharka displacement camp outside Erbil, Northern Iraq, where he was met by NRC's Programme Director Rebecca Dibb (right). 
Photo: Tiril Skarstein, Norwegian Refugee Council.

This week the Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende visited Baghdad and Erbil together with the Norwegian Ambassador Breie.

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Norwegian ambassador, Sissel Breie, and CEO for the Sahara Forest Project, Joakim Hauge, signed the contract while Jordan's Minister of Environment Dr Taher Shakhshir was present.

The Royal Norwegian embassy signed on June 22 the grant letter with the Sahara Forest Project (SFP), marking the beginning of the implementation of the project on ground in Jordan.

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Two new football fields opened last week in Northern Jordan. They are part of 8 footbal fields in total that will be completed within the coming months.

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‘The situation in Iraq has gone from bad to worse in the last few weeks. There are now more than 1.4 million internally displaced people in the country, and the humanitarian situation is extremely difficult. The Norwegian Government is therefore allocating a further NOK 50 million to help those who have been affected by the conflict in Iraq,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Amman has signed a 3-year agreement with Generations For Peace, with the aim of promoting conflict resolution in the Middle East and North Africa region.

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