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Norway gives NOK 170 million to refugees in Ukraine and Moldova


– Norway contributes NOK 170 million to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Ukraine and Moldova, says Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre (Ap). Here together with Moldovan President Maia Sandu when she visited Norway earlier in May. Photo: Terje Bendiksby / NTB

Of NTB | 15.05.2024 22:40:16

Policy: – I myself have met Ukrainians on the run in Ukraine and neighboring countries. It makes a strong impression to hear the many terrible stories about how the war breaks up local communities and splits families, says Støre in a press release.

The million sum is part of the Nansen programme, and goes to the work that the UN High Commissioner for Refugees does in the two countries, the government states in a press release. The increase was announced when UN High Commissioner Filippo Grandi visited Oslo on Wednesday.

So far this year, Norway has already contributed NOK 745 million to the Red Cross movement and the UN’s humanitarian work in Ukraine and for refugees in neighboring countries.

Moldova is one of the countries that has taken in a large number of refugees since Russia went to full-scale war against Ukraine in February 2022. The UN estimates that over six million Ukrainians have fled the country, while four million have fled their own country.

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