No new refugees to be settled in Groruddalen and Søndre Nordstrand in Oslo

Raymond JohansenRaymond Johansen.Photo: pixabay.com

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Oslo City Council has decided that no new refugees will be settled in Groruddalen and Søndre Nordstrand this year. The municipality of Oslo will settle 210 refugees.

– “We want a more diverse population throughout the city, and that newcomers will be more exposed to Norwegian language and culture. That is why we are now stopping the settlement of refugees in Groruddalen and Søndre Nordstrand and concentrating instead on the settlement of refugees in neighborhoods with a lower immigrant share,” says city councilor Raymond Johansen (Ap).

Since 2017, the City Council has gradually changed the way refugees are settled, which has resulted in refugees increasingly settling in the neighborhoods with the fewest immigrants with a non-western background.

– “I think it is absolutely necessary to shield areas that have already received many refugees from before and to settle them in areas with higher integration capacity,” says Johansen.

In 2020, Oslo will receive and settle 210 refugees distributed to 22 people in Bydel Old Oslo, 23 in Bydel Grünerløkka, 24 in Bydel Sagene, 11 in Bydel St. Hanshaugen, 15 in Bydel Frogner, 25 in Bydel Ullern, 18 in Bydel Vestre Aker, 19 in Bydel Nordre Aker, 23 in Bydel Østensjø and 29 in Bydel Nordstrand.

The boroughs of Bjerke, Grorud, Stovner, Alna and Søndre Nordstrand shall not accept and settle refugees.

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