Utenriksdepartementet fraråder alle reiser til eller opphold i Irak

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Ambassaden i Amman følger situasjonen i Jordan tett, og denne sikkerhetsartikkelen oppdateres ved behov.

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Photo: Scott M. Sandvik.

With Norwegian support, Right To Play organizes a five-day sports festival for children from all over Jordan

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Photo: UNRWA/Taghrid Mohammad.

‘The situation for thousands of Palestinians and Syrians in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria is critical. Norway has provided NOK 10 million to support the work of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in Syria, in the hope that the organisation will gain access to the people in Yarmouk, who are in dire need of assistance,’ said Minister of...

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Photo: Jon Martin via The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Turkey.

‘We have been horrified at the wanton destruction of ancient cultural treasures in Iraq and Syria in recent weeks. The Norwegian Government is therefore launching an appeal to Norwegian collectors and experts in the field to exercise caution and help to prevent the illegal trade in cultural artefacts from the region,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Kenneth Flak and Külli Roosna performing 'The Wolf Pack'. 
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The Amman Contemporary Dance Festival celebrates cultural exchange and diversity through five international dance performances

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On March 28th, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Amman’s partner organization Save the Children Jordan held a closing ceremony to celebrate the successes of the third phase of its ongoing Child Protection Program that focuses on the prevention of early marriage and gender based violence. The program was launched following a mapping report conducted by Save the Children Norway in 2013 that revealed...

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‘The humanitarian crisis in Syria is escalating. The Government is now providing USD 93 million to support efforts in Syria and the neighbouring countries. Children are the hardest hit. USD 18.6 million of these funds will be earmarked for education and child protection efforts,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Press release: Norway is providing NOK 38 million for shelter for families who lost their homes as a result of the conflict in Gaza in 2014. ‘The winter weather in Gaza is creating huge problems for the families who do not have proper homes. Conditions for the most vulnerable people urgently need to be improved,’ commented Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Ibsen Awards are announcing The Ibsen Scholarships 2015.

Norway and Jordan // Last updated: 05.03.2015

Ibsen Awards are announcing The Ibsen Scholarships 2015. Funds for professional theatre performances based on Henrik Ibsen’s plays are now available.

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Norway for sanctions against South Sudan

Norway and Jordan // Last updated: 05.03.2015

Press release: Norway is co-sponsor of the resolution unanimously adopted by the UN Security Council today to impose sanctions on individuals in South Sudan. ‘After nearly 15 months of hostilities, it is a tragedy for the people of South Sudan that the parties to the conflict are not willing to pursue peace. The fact that a unified Security Council now supports sanctions shows how critical the...

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NOK 50 million to innovation for combating poverty

Norway and Jordan // Last updated: 05.03.2015

Press release: Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende today launched a new competitive funding scheme that will provide up to NOK 50 million annually to innovative solutions that can help to combat poverty by 2030.

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Norway intensifies efforts to promote Women, Peace and Security

Norway and Jordan // Last updated: 17.02.2015

Press Release: ‘Women are particularly affected by wars and conflicts. The Government is giving priority to intensifying Norway’s efforts to promote the women, peace and security agenda,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Today the Government presented a new National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security for the period 2015-18.

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