Norway will soon be ready to remove unaccompanied minors and families with children from Camp Moria in Lesvos,” Minister of Children and Family Affairs Kjell Ingolf Ropstad told VG.
Ropstad (KrF) tells the newspaper that several countries have already removed the refugees from the Moria camp and that the conditions set by the government for Norway to be able to contribute also seem to be met soon. Norway is then ready to remove the children from the camp.
“We have been impatient for Norway along with several countries to bring unaccompanied minors and families with children out of the Moria camp,” Minister of Children and Family Affairs Kjell Ingolf Ropstad told VG.
In July, the United Nations criticized Norway for the fact that the government parties reached an agreement stipulating that Norway should remove vulnerable children and families from the camp, provided that “at least eight to ten other countries in Europe also do their own removals.”
So far, two countries have removed the refugees from the notorious camp and five others have begun the process. Vg refers to government representatives who say that only eight countries have removed people from the camp and Norway can also contribute.
“In the past, Norway has pushed for relocation and has been left alone. Now several countries are in this together, and that means that more people are being allowed to leave the camp,” continues the KrF leader.
An overview in our country shows that the countries that have already taken refugees out of the camp have taken 8-49 people out. Ropstad says that Norway will take a number that is relative to what the other countries are doing.
More than 12,700 asylum seekers live in Moria camp, which can accommodate just under 2,800 people.
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