Norwegian Directorate of Immigration expands capacity for taking in Ukrainian refugees

Ukrainian refugeesPhoto: AP Photo / Markus Schreiber

The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) will use the Scandic Helsfyr hotel in Oslo to accommodate Ukrainian refugees arriving in Norway.

There are about 700 Ukrainian asylum seekers at the National Arrival Center at Råde in Viken. Although the center’s capacity is higher, the UDI is now using the hotel Scandic Helsfyr as it is expected that more people will arrive in a short time.

“It also provides better facilities for the refugees,” the UDI wrote in a press release.

The hotel is part of Oslo Municipality’s emergency service capacity and has a capacity of 1,000 places, spread over 420 rooms.

The Directorate is also expanding the offer at the arrival center, and on Friday, it received 350 extra mattresses and ten new toilets.

The UDI cooperates with Noas, the Red Cross, and the civil defense to take care of the refugees. On Saturday, 128 new refugees from Ukraine were registered in Norway, and a total of 510 new asylum seekers were registered in the last week.

Note: The picture used is for illustration purposes only.

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

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