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Norway gives 10 million kroner to Kyrgyzstan. The Norwegian government has allocated 10 million kroner to go towards helping the stricken civilian population of Kyrgyzstan. “I am concerned about the situation in Kyrgyzstan. The acts of violence in recent months have affected large parts of the population in the south of the country. This has led to major humanitarian needs. Norway will contribute to helping those affected in this difficult situation,” says Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre in today’s press statement. The money is to be divided between UNICEF, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and the International Red Cross Committee (ICRC).

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Norway gives 10 million kroner to Kyrgyzstan

Published on Monday, 21st June, 2010 at 20:40 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

The Norwegian government has allocated 10 million kroner to go towards helping the stricken civilian population of Kyrgyzstan.

Jonas Gahr Støre
Jonas Gahr Støre
Photo: Jan Tjernsli/ambassaden Moskva/Flickr


“I am concerned about the situation in Kyrgyzstan. The acts of violence in recent months have affected large parts of the population in the south of the country. This has led to major humanitarian needs. Norway will contribute to helping those affected in this difficult situation,” says Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre in today’s press statement.

The money is to be divided between UNICEF, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and the International Red Cross Committee (ICRC).

Norway is also involved in discussions about the situation in Kyrgyzstan with the OSCE (Organisation for the Security and Co-operation in Europe), as well as NATO.

“We’re particularly concerned about the country’s ethnic minorities, and are following this up through the OSCE,” says Støre.

Almost 400,000 people have had to move since the clashes began. The violence has also directly or indirectly affected approximately a further 700,000.



Published on Monday, 21st June, 2010 at 20:40 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: kyrgyzstan, norway, jonas, gahr, stoere, osce, unhcr, icrc, international, red, cross, office, high, commissioner, human, rights, ohchr, unicef, nato.





  
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