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Norwegian support to Ukraine and neighbouring countries

This is an overview of Norway’s support to Ukraine and other countries affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Norwegian prime minister Jonas Gahr Støre in Kyiv July 1st 2022.
Norwegian prime minister Jonas Gahr Støre in Kyiv July 1st 2022. Credit: President's press office, Ukraine

In 2022, Norway provided support valued at around 10.7 billion kroner to Ukraine and other countries affected by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

For the period 2023-2027 there is political agreement on a multi-year support programme for Ukraine, at 75 billion kroner, distributed over five years (15 billion kroner per year). 

Some of the funds will also go to other countries in the region that have been affected by the war, for instance Moldova.

Total Norwegian support and pledges for 2022-2027:

  • 2022: 10.7 billion
  • 2023 - 2027: 75 billion.

2023 - 15 billion

15 billion kroner from the Nansen Support Programme. 7.5 billion will be allocated as civilian support, and 7.5 billion will be used to provide military support.

Detailed allocation for 2023 (to be updated):

Civilian support:

Humanitarian support:

  • FAO: Norway to provide seed support to Ukraine, and is allocating 40 million to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for this purpose.
  • OCHA: 400 million kroner to the UN's Humanitarian Response Plan for Ukraine.

Military support:

Civilian and humanitarian support 2022 - total value approximately 6.3 billion:

  • Humanitarian support in 2022: Approximately 2.6 billion kroner.
    • The United Nations system: 1.26 billion kroner.
    • The Red Cross: 310 million kroner.
    • Norwegian and international humanitarian organizations: 655,1 million kroner.
    • EU civil protection mechanism (UCPM): 365 million kroner.

  • Other civilian support in 2022: Approximately 3.7 billion kroner.
    • Purchase of gas for Ukraine through the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development: 2 billion kroner.
    • Support to Ukraine through the World Bank: 1.3 billion kroner.
    • Support to Moldova through the World Bank: 150 million kroner. (Press releases from April and October, with information on the 50 and 100 million respectively).
    • EEA Grants to the support of Ukrainian refugees in Poland, Romania and other EEA countries: 130 million kroner.
    • Support to Ukrainian farmers through the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development: 50 million kroner.
    • Support to nuclear safety in Ukraine: 37.1 million kroner.
    • Support for sustainable reconstruction of infrastructure in Ukraine through the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation: 30 million kroner.
    • Support of the Norwegian Helsinki Committee's work in documenting war crimes in Ukraine: 6.25 millioner kroner.
    • Purchase of tents, ovens, mattresses and similar items to Ukraine in cooperation with Nord University: 5 million kroner.

Military support 2022-2023 - total value approximately 4.4 billion kroner:

Detailed allocation:

Humanitarian assistance:

  • United Nations system: 1.26 billion kroner.
    • UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA): 150.75 million kroner.
    • UN Children's Fund (Unicef): 133 million kroner.
    • UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR): 250 million kroner.
    • UN Population Fund (UNFPA): 65 million kroner.
    • UN Development Programme (UNDP): 53 million kroner.
    • International Organization for Migration (IOM): 142 million kroner.
    • World Food Programme (WFP): 410 million kroner.
    • World Health Organization (WHO): 55 million kroner.

  • International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement: 310 million kroner.
    • International Committee of the Red Cross: NOK 210 million.
    • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies: NOK 100 million.
  • Norwegian and International Organizations: 655.1 million kroner.
    • Caritas: 60 millioner kroner.
    • Norwegian Refugee Council: 245.9 millioner kroner.
    • Geneva Call: 3 millioner kroner.
    • Halo Trust: 19 millioner kroner.
    • Norwegian Church Aid: 60 millioner kroner.
    • Norcap: 35 millioner kroner.
    • Norwegian Red Cross: 111 millioner kroner.
    • Norwegian People's Aid: 95 millioner kroner.
    • Save The Children Norway: 26.2 millioner kroner.
  • EU Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM): 365 million kroner.

Other civilian support:

  • Purchase of gas for Ukraine through the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development: 2 billion kroner.
  • Support to Ukraine through the World Bank: 1.3 billion kroner.
  • Support to Moldova through the World Bank: 150 million kroner.
  • Support to Ukrainian farmers through the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development: 50 million kroner.
  • Support of nuclear safety in Ukraine37.1 million kroner.
    • This includes power generators, communications equipment, beds, sleeping bags, measuring equipment and other donations.
  • EEA Grants: 130 million kroner.
    • Most of these funds have benefitted Ukrainian refugees in Poland and Romania. Includes i.a. teaching of Ukrainian children, food, shelter and medical equipment.
  • Norwegian Helsinki Committee: 6.25 million kroner.
  • Support for sustainable reconstruction of infrastructure in Ukraine through the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation: 30 million kroner.
  • Purchase of tents, ovens, mattresses and similar items to Ukraine in cooperation with Nord University: 5 million kroner.

Military equipment and training:

 

Other assistance, not sorted by year:

  • Experts: Norway has deployed three experts to the EU's crisis coordination centre to assist medical evacuation.
    Norway has nomited three kandidates to the medical hub in Poland. One candidate was deployed to Poland for a period of three weeks. One more will be deployed in February/March. In addition, Norway has nominated six kandidates to the Emergency Responce Coordination Center in Brussels. Currently four candidates have been accepted.
  • Norwegian assistance in the medical evacuation of patients from Ukraine to hospitals in Europe is in high demand in the EU and Ukraine. The Norwegian Government is extending its agreement with Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) on the transport of patients from 1 May to 31 August.

    The operation is coordinated under the EU Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM), and since it started Norway has provided transport for the evacuation of close to 1000 people (patients and family members).

    Number of patients and next of kin transported as of March 9th 2023:
    • Transports to Norway: 
      • 196 arrived in Norway.
      • 108 next of kin arrived in Norway.
    • Transports to other countries:
      • 574 patients transported by Norway to other UCPM countries (Denmark, Germany, Finland, Belgium, Netherlands, Hungary, France).
      • 160 next of kin transported by Norway to other UCPM countries.

To Ukraine:

  • Medical supplies: Supplies for 100 inpatients for 10 days, 10 tonnes of supplies.
  • Medicines/pharmaceutical products: 53 tonnes of a variety of medicines and pharmaceutical products sent on 175 pallets. These were provided by the Norwegian Directorate of Health and the regional health authorities.
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)/infection control equipment: PPE such as smocks, gloves and masks sent on 239 pallets was provided by the Norwegian Directorate of Health and the regional health authorities.
  • Ambulances: 4 ambulances with selected equipment. The ambulances were provided by the Central Norway Regional Health Authority.
  • Firefighting foam: 12 tonnes of firefighting foam provided by the Eidfjord municipal fire department and Nordic Fire and Security in Ågotnes, near Bergen.
  • CBRN protective equipment: approximately 1250 protective suits and masks donated to Ukraine.
  • ICT/PC equipment: 12 laptops and computer equipment (total 112 kilos) donated by ConocoPhillips. 
  • Medicines: 10 tonnes of medicines, 69 pallets, donated to Ukraine.
  • Sandbags: A donation of 40.000 sandbags from the Norwegian Civil Defence for protection of cultural heritage sites arrived in Poland on 4 May.
  • Ambulance buses: Norway has donated five ambulance buses to Ukraine.
  • CBRN/Fullers earth: 3000 bottles and 3000 bags of Fullers earth donated by the Norwegian Civil Defence.
  • Medical equipment: Various medical equipment, including refrigerators for blood storage.
  • Vaccination equipment: 360 cubic metres of equipment, weighing close to 100 tons, has arrived in Poland.
  • FFP3 masks and Covid-19 tests: 1 505 000 FFP3 masks and 1 500 000 Covid-19 rapid tests.
  • Bridges: Norway has transported bridges to Ukraine.
  • Clothes, first aid kits, wool blankets: Four trucks with various winter equipment, valued at approximately 4 million kroner, was shipped by lorries to Ukraine in december. 
  • Sleeping bags, field kitchen utensils, power generator: Shipped to Poland in late november for further transport to Ukraine.
  • Ambulances: 8 ambulances were sent to a logistical hub in Poland, starting December 27.
  • Equipment for electricity transmission: The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate has coordinated a major donation of equipment from several actors. 22 Norwegian entities have shipped material from the Norwegian energy sector to Ukraine, coordinated with Energy Community.
  • Cars, trailers, ATVs: Elvia has offered 13 cars, 6 traielrs and 2 ATVs. Transported in January 2023.
  • Work clothes. Statkraft has offered various clothing items. Transported in February 2023.
  • Ultrasound equipment: Telemark Hospital has donated 10 ultrasound machines. Transported in February 2023.
  • MAN truck with crane: Offered by Nettselskapet A/S. Transport start February 2023.

To Moldova:

  • Tents and camp beds: 40 tents and 330 camp beds have been donated and delivered to Moldova, for use by Ukrainian refugees. The equipment was provided by the Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning (DSB) through the Norwegian Civil Defence.
  • Personal hygiene articles: 5000 personal hygiene items for Ukrainian refugees were transported together with tents and camp beds. Donated by the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration.

To Slovakia:

  • Medicines and vaccines: A large shipment of medicines and vaccines, organised via the Norwegian Directorate of Health; 600 kilos on 5 pallets.

To Lithuania:

  • Beds and mattresses: 1 517 mattresses and 611 bunk beds for use by refugees from Ukraine. Donated by the Norwegian directorate of immigration.

To Poland:

  • Experts: Norway has sent three medical experts and two team leders to the EU Civil Protection Team in Poland.
  • Emergency Medical Team Coordination Cell: Norway has sent one Emergency Medical Team coordinator to Poland.
    • Norway has also deployed one expert to the medical hub in Poland.

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Updated April 19th 2022: Additional humanitarian support.

Updated April 20th 2022: Norway donates an air defense system to Ukraine.

Updated April 27th 2022: Norway will contribute to a fund to coordinate acquisition of military equipment for Ukraine

Updated May 11th 2022: 300 million NOK to the Ukrainian government administration. 50 million NOK to Ukrainian farmers. Added section on Human rights, freedom of expression and cultural heritage.

Updated June 11th 2022: Medicines and vaccines to Slovakia. Howitzers, CBRN equipment, sandbags and firefighting foam to Ukraine. Updates on humanitarian assistance and budget support. 

Updated June 29th 2022: Norway and the United Kingdom will cooperate on the donation of long-range rocket artillery (MLRS) to Ukraine.

Updated July 2nd 2022: Updated humanitarian figures and UCPM support.

Updated August 8th 2022: Donation of Armoured Vehicles to Ukraine.

Updated August 12th 2022: Training of Ukrainian soldiers in the UK.

Updated August 19th 2022: Fullers earth.

Updated August 24th 2022: Donation of drones.

Updated August 25th 2022: Donation of ambulance buses.

Updated August 30th 2022: The Norwegian Government is proposing to provide NOK 2 billion to help ensure that Ukrainians have access to natural gas in the coming winter.

Updated September 8th 2022: Donation of Hellfire missiles to Ukraine. Donation through UCPM to Ukraina: Equipment for transfer of  overføring av strøm, medisinsk utstyr og vaksinasjonsutstyr.

Updated September 14th 2022: 7 million to Norcap.

Updated September 16th 2022: Added medevac section.

Updated October 2nd 2022: 3 billion NOK in military support to Ukraine. Increased humanitarian support. Norwegian expert deployed to medical hub in Poland. Updated Medevac numbers + Donation of artillery systems to Ukraine

Updated October 20th 2022: Updated OCHA number. 

Updated November 4th 2022: Added summaries at the top.

Updated November 28th 2022: 150 million NOK to EU training mission. UCPM aid to Lithuania. Military support: Part-finance of Estonian field hospital to Ukraine. Donation of 5 military ambulance buses.

Updated November 29th 2022: Medevac: Norway has deployed three experts to the EU.

Updated December 1st 2022: Norway will purchase M72 anti-tank weapons and M141 rocket launchers for 280 million kroner and donate them to Ukraine.

Updated December 14th 2022: Value of military equipment donations. More detailed disbursements of humanitarian aid and other civilians upport. EEA grants and nuclear safety added. New MEDEVAC numbers. Allocations to refugee costs in Norway removed.

Updated December 21st 2022: Updated Medevac numbers. UCPM: Number of ambulance buses delivered to Ukraine increased from three to four.

Updated January 6th 2023: 10 000 artillery shells to Ukraine. Updated Medevac numbers. UCPM updates.

Updated February 20th 2023: Information on additional 75 billion kroner. Added boxes for individual years.

Updated February 23rd 2023: Updated Medevac figures.

Updated February 27nd 2023: Updated UCPM deliveries. 400 million kroner to OCHA.

Updated March 13th 2023: In cooperation with the United States, Norway will provide Ukraine with two NASAMS firing units. They will come in addition to the two firing units provided by the United States last fall. 

Updated March 23, 2023: Norway to provide NOK 2 billion to support Ukrainian government administration. Norway extends agreement on medical evacuation from Ukraine.