Nearly half those living in immigrant reception centres say they are occasionally hungry


Nearly half of those who live in asylum reception centres in Southeast Norway say they are occasionally hungry. This became evident from interviews made with researchers at Oslo Met.


The interviews of 205 women and men at eight asylum reception centres in Southeastern Norway showed that asylum seekers eat a lot of pasta, rice, potatoes and light breads. Fish and meat are in shorter supply. Almost half of the respondents said that they occasionally walk around and are hungry,’’ said researcher, Laura Terragni.

“It is very serious and worrying that in a country like Norway, there is such a percentage of those living in asylum reception who find it difficult to get enough food,” said Terragni.

Single asylum seekers in regular reception centres with self-catering teams now receive less money than before. 2,447 kroner a month to cover everything except a roof over their heads, according to the Directorate of Immigration’s rates.


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