The Norwegian government will send a Hercules transport airplane to Iraq for three months. It can be ready for action for flight on 48-hours notice. After that, the situation for aid will be re-evaluated.
The Norwegian government reacted to a plea from the US on Thursday for military and humanitarian aid.
During a political debate on Thursday, Prime Minister Erna Solberg said: “It is about humanitarian and military matters. What is relevant for Norway is to contribute with humanitarian aid. We are aware that there is a humanitarian crisis [in Iraq]. The government will have a look at what we can contribute to with regards to military equipment that can be used to help deliver humanitarian support.”