Norway’s government allocates 641 million kroner to police to handle ongoing wave of Ukrainian refugees

Tone VangenPhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB

The police are getting NOK 641 million to strengthen the work of registering Ukrainian refugees in Norway and evacuating refugees from Ukraine’s neighboring countries.

NOK 588 million will mainly go to staffing, equipment, and rent of premises, the Norwegian Police Directorate stated on Thursday.

This will cover expenses at the national reception center in Råde, the registration center at Gardermoen, and the local registration points in the police districts.

“This allocation means that we can equip ourselves well and staff up so that we can handle the wave of refugees over time – both centrally and locally in the police districts,” Tone Vangen in the Police Directorate stated.

A total of 34 million kroner will ensure increased staffing in the police and local PST in Northern Norway, as well as equipment for the work against complex threats, Vangen added.

Furthermore, NOK 13.4 million will go to increased expenses for receiving evacuated refugees. At the same time, NOK 30.8 million will be used to move and accompany patients and vulnerable refugees. NOK 6 million will go to the purchase of equipment for secure communication in the police.

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

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