Norway is setting aside up to 5 billion kroner to create more reception places for Ukrainian refugees

Emilie Enger MehlPhoto: Beate Oma Dahle / NTB
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Norway will allocate up to NOK 5 billion to provide more reception places for Ukrainian refugees.

Next Friday, the Ministry of Finance will present a joint budget proposal to the Norwegian parliament (Storting) with proposals that would make it possible to receive more refugees in a short time.

“Today, it has been decided… that the expenses can be increased by up to NOK 5 billion to set up more reception places. This will ensure that we are prepared for the growing refugee crisis. Now it is important that the Ukrainians who come to Norway register. This is necessary for them to gain access to the labor market, schooling for children, identification numbers, and access to public services,” Minister of Justice Emilie Enger Mehl (SP) said on Friday.

Norwegian municipalities have been asked to receive 35,000 refugees in 2022.

“Norway has provided temporary collective protection to Ukrainian refugees. This means that they will travel home to their own country when possible, but that they feel safe and included in our community while they are here,” Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre (AP) noted.

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

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