Norway donates over $90 million in aid to Ukraine to survive another winter of war
Norway will donate an additional NOK 1 billion ($92.5 million) to help Ukrainians "make it through another winter of war"
Norwegian Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt said this in a statement.
"Ukraine’s civilian population has suffered greatly as a result of Russia’s brutal war. The efforts of the Ukrainian people to deal with daily attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure have been heroic. They need our help to make it through another winter of war," the minister said.
Huitfeldt discussed this topic at the opening of the Third Humanitarian Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) on Ukraine in Oslo.
The meeting "focused on the difficult humanitarian situation created by the war in Ukraine, as well as on how to provide the right help to the civilian population at the right time".
The meeting was also attended by representatives of the Ukrainian authorities, the UN, humanitarian organizations and donor countries as well as the representatives of the National Committee of the Ukrainian Red Cross Society. Director General of the National Committee Maksym Dotsenko met with Crown Prince Haakon Magnus of Norway.
"The humanitarian situation in Ukraine during the war, how to effectively overcome challenges and address the priority needs of the population during the war are the issues of concern to the Crown Prince. Haakon Magnus also emphasized further support and assistance to Ukraine," the Ukrainian Red Cross Society said in a statement.
The day before, Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre said that Norway would provide the Ukrainian Red Cross with $25.1 million for medical, psychological and humanitarian assistance to Ukrainians.