Nearly 100 mayors pressure Norwegian government to take in more refugees from Moria camp in Greece

Moria protestPhoto: Terje Pedersen / NTB
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In a letter to the government, 93 mayors want answers as to why the municipalities are not allowed to take in as many children as they want from the Moria refugee camp.

According to the newspaper Klassekampen, the mayors are asking the government to let willing municipalities receive children in need of emergency help.

“We have still not received a proper answer as to why we can’t receive the municipalities’ desired number of refugees. A total of 128 municipalities have sent a clear message that we can accept far more than the 50 proposed by the government “, the letter states.

“Impatient”

“We are first and foremost impatient. Many municipalities can help out more,” the Liberal Party’s (AP) Alfred Bjørlo, mayor of Stad municipality, noted.

State Secretary Hilde Barstad (H) in the Ministry of Justice admits that the situation is serious. 

According to Barstad, the government has spent large sums of money helping Moria refugees but is waiting for an agreement in the EU before committing to accepting more.

On December 17, the newspaper Vårt Land reported that all the 50 refugees from the Moria camp that Norway has agreed to accept have been selected.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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1 Comment on "Nearly 100 mayors pressure Norwegian government to take in more refugees from Moria camp in Greece"

  1. It’s more efficient to support the camps It is more expensive than bring people to Norge and support them here

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