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Record for Norwegian Refugee Council. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) says yesterday’s telethon was its best ever. Over 202 million kroner had been pledged by the time NRK’s transmission ended at midnight. The government also contributed 35 million to the campaign. Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, who presented the donation, says he has visited many of the countries in which NRC operates.

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Published on Monday, 25th October, 2010 at 09:47 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 25th October 2010 at 12:12.

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) says yesterday’s telethon was its best ever.

NRC General Secretary Elisabeth Rasmusson
NRC General Secretary Elisabeth Rasmusson
Photo: Norwegian Refugee Council/Kristin Svorte


Over 202 million kroner had been pledged by the time NRK’s transmission ended at midnight.

The government also contributed 35 million to the campaign. Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, who presented the donation, says he has visited many of the countries in which NRC operates.

“People fleeing are one of the most vulnerable groups. They often lack access to basic necessities, they are without protection from abuse and find themselves in some of the world's most dangerous and least accessible areas.”

“It has been an incredible success and the support from all the volunteers has been amazing,” Elisabeth Rasmusson, General Secretary of the NRC tells The Foreigner.




Published on Monday, 25th October, 2010 at 09:47 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 25th October 2010 at 12:12.

This post has the following tags: norwegian, refugee, council, elisabeth, rasmusson, charity, telethon, foreign, minister, jonas, gahr, stoere.





  
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