Poor people from Europewere waiting in a que to receive some food from Crown Prince and Princess own hand at the Church Bymisjon.
They come from Europe impoverished corners, looking for an opportunity to live. But in Norway they risk being grossly exploited. They receive support from royal family founding’s.
– This is a big challenge. What we see is what has been changed in Europe and we see it the same also in the city of Oslo, says Crown Princess Mette-Marit.
At their own request, Crown Prince and Princess visited on Monday the Church Bymisjon and project ByFrokost. Here poor and underprivileged people could receive a dish of hot soup and opportunity to wash clothes and get a few hours’ sleep three days a week.
The royal Asked to be placed behind the counter and played the soup ladle and talked with several of café guests.
– It’s a whole new group who now need help. Many Europeans come here looking for jobs. When they did not find it, they end up in very difficult situation.
It makes a strong impression to meet many of these people, says Crown Prince Haakon.
No one knows exactly how many people come to Norway as job seeker or how many homeless European homeless are here. But sky-high unemployment and poor conditions in southern and eastern European figure aloft.
One of them and princess get to meet, the Spanish Daniel Florin who have traveled to Norway several times over the past four years. In his homeland, he is both unemployed and homeless; outside Parliament he manages at least to beg for some money.
– But I do not get a job because I have no place to stay. Therefore, I do not get the ID number, which I need to be working, he said.
Florin is 43 years old, but looks much older. His beard is white, and around the thin body, he has layers and layers of clothing.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today