Bergen is preparing to take in at least 1,000 Ukrainian refugees

BergenPhoto: Marianne Løvland / NTB

Norwegian authorities are preparing to take in thousands of refugees from Ukraine. Bergen Municipality has announced that it can accept at least 1,000 Ukrainian refugees.

If Bergen ends up taking in 1,000 refugees, it will be the highest number of refugees who have arrived in Norway’s second-largest city in the course of a year, the newspaper Bergensavisen writes.

“We are facing the biggest refugee crisis in Europe since World War II and must do our part this time as well. Bergen will be a safe haven for people on the run,” City Councilor for Culture, Diversity, and Gender Equality Katrine Nødtvedt (MDG) stated.

The Municipality has already taken in 100 Ukrainians. A preliminary estimate is that it can receive 1,000, but this number may increase, according to Nødtvedt.

“It is very difficult to set a specific number when there is so much that is uncertain. There may turn out to be a need for far more than 1,000. Then we will do our part to make it happen,” she said.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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