“We are facing perhaps the biggest refugee disaster since World War II. We have a common moral responsibility to help people who have fled the bloodshed in Syria and who desperately need our help”, says Elisabeth Grieg.
This week the Board of Grieg Foundation decided to make an emergency donation of NOK one million to the Norwegian Refugee Council (Flyktninghjelpen). The donation will be allocated to fund education for children in the refugee camps.
– We don’t normally engage in emergency relief projects, but the refugee disaster calls for action. By directing our donation to ensure the education of young refugees, we are true to our statutes, says Board Member of Grieg Foundation Elisabeth Grieg.
“We are very grateful for the help we get. Enrolling children into schools have a great impact on their quality of life and future prospects.” NRC Education advisor Silje Skeie