President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir. 
Photo: MFA/Astrid Sehl.President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir. Photo: MFA/Astrid Sehl

'It is encouraging that the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, yesterday signed the peace agreement with the opposition in South Sudan. Let us hope that this will bring an end to the tragic conflict, which has lasted for 20 months. I expect all parties to comply with the whole peace agreement, as it has now been negotiated. We cannot accept any attempts to opt out of parts of the agreement,'...

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On Tuesday 18th August, the Government of Ethiopia and humanitarian partners launched the Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) mid-year review. The document is a revision of the multi-agency needs assessment presented in the HRD from March this year, and it stipulates that the humanitarian requirements in Ethiopia have “increased in the second half of 2015, as a result of failed rains, and...

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The Norwegian Embassy has experienced fraud in some cases regarding scholarship. Please do not pay money to a company or persons that promise they will arrange for a study permit.

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Foreign Minister Brende visited Ethiopia in 2014 for talks on the crisis in South Sudan. 
Photo: MFA/Astrid Sehl.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende has called on the Government of South Sudan to sign the IGAD Plus Peace Agreement, and on all the parties to the conflict to implement it.

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Somali refugee children learn English at a primary school in Kobe refugee camp near Dollo Ado, Ethiopia. . 
Photo: UNHCR.

‘World Humanitarian Day is an important reminder that we are living in dramatic times. The world is experiencing large-scale humanitarian crises, and 60 million people have been forced to flee from their homes. Today, I am pleased to announce that Norway will provide a further NOK 50 million for Yemen and a number of forgotten crises,’ Foreign Minister Børge Brende said.

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