Norway allocates 20 million kroner to work aimed at informing immigrants about COVID-19

Hadia TajikPhoto: Torstein Bøe / NTB
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A total of 115 voluntary organizations will receive a total of NOK 20 million to inform various parts of the immigrant population about the pandemic and vaccination.

“as society gradually opens up, it is especially important to continue the work with good and targeted communication of the authorities’ vaccination advice, so that more people get vaccinated,” Minister of Labor and Social Inclusion Hadia Tajik (AP) said on Friday.

According to Tajik, there is still a low vaccination rate among some groups, including migrant workers from Eastern European countries.

She believes that voluntary organizations reach these target groups more easily than the authorities do.

Details

The funding covers measures in all the country’s counties, especially in the 20 municipalities with the largest proportion of immigrants.

Ten municipalities have received special funds for measures that aim to increase the vaccination rate among immigrants.

The Directorate for Integration and Diversity (IMDi) has processed the funding applications. Several of the voluntary organizations that also received grants in 2021 have applied for and been granted grants in 2022.

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

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