: Emergency aid will save lives and alleviate distress in crisis situations. We will be in place when the need is greatest. Nevertheless, the humanitarian sector is failing time and time again precisely when it comes to the most. Why is it like that?
: For five years we have been following the civil war in Syria – from what was an incipient crisis, to the situation we see now. The figures from the crisis are disappointing. But there is still much that can be saved in Syria, and there are bright spots.
: Norwegian People's Aid says that it is very rare for them to have any of the money that is budgeted spent on welfare for asylum seekers: "As a rule, we use up everything and are dependent on volunteers and to apply for extra money," says Tom Hjertholm, unit manager for refugee and integration in Norwegian People's Aid.
: Twenty years have passed since the conclusion of the Oslo agreement, which was to mean the start of peace between Israel and Palestine. "It fills me with sadness to look back on the optimism that existed 20 years ago, when the agreement was entered into," says Secretary General of Norwegian Refugee Council, Jan Egeland.
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