Syria is the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis – and billions of dollars in international aid is needed to support people caught up in conflict.

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Aqeela Asifi is the 2015 winner of UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award, recognised for her indefatigable efforts to help refugee girls access education. She has changed the lives of hundreds of young refugees. 
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Do you know an exceptional person who has gone beyond the call of duty and shown outstanding dedication and service to the displacement cause? We are asking for your help to identify inspiring and committed candidates. The deadline for nominations is 8 February 2016.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is launching a new strategy today for efforts to promote freedom of expression. ‘Freedom of expression and independent media are under growing pressure. Norway is therefore strengthening its international work in this field,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Artist Jana Winderen making a field recording. 
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Norwegian artist Jana Winderen will showcase her audio installation ‘Surface Interruption’ at an exhibition in Zagreb on 14 January at 7pm.

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The opening ceremony of the project “Improving the quality and efficiency of the judicial system through infrastructure development and better management” was held in the town of Karlovac on Friday December 18. The project is funded by the EEA and Norway Grants.

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A Ceremony of signing the agreements and a workshop for successful applicants has been organized by National Foundation for Civil Society Development

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First panel, from the right with moderator Jelena Berkovic and participants Saša Leković, Thomas Spence, Helena Puljiz, Berislav Jelinić.

On Tuesday 8 December, the Embassy, in cooperation with the Croatian Journalists Association and the Norwegian Union of Journalists, hosted a seminar on press freedom at the Journalist's House in Zagreb. The event addressed matters of press freedom and the challenges media outlets face such as increasing commercialization, political pressure and hate speech.

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The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference COP 21 is opening today in Paris, and will go on until December 11.

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