Norway Scales Up Humanitarian Aid to Zimbabwe

Norway will increase its humanitarian aid to Zimbabwe by more than 30 percent, Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store said.

The European country plans to provide 30 million Norwegian kroner (USD4.7 million) in humanitarian assistance to Zimbabwe this year, the Zimbabwe Situation reports. It has also allocated USD16 million for development projects in the African country, the newspaper adds.

Norway’s humanitarian assistance will be channeled through the Red Cross, Norwegian Refugee Council, Norwegian People’s Aid and Medecins Sans Frontieres, among other aid organizations.

The planned development assistance will be provided through the United Nations and various civil society organizations.

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