Oslo is preparing to take in up to 10,000 Ukrainian refugees

Photo: Heiko Junge / NTB

According to an internal document, Oslo Municipality is preparing to receive 5,000-10,000 Ukrainian refugees. The Municipality only has the capacity to house 2,000.

The estimate appears in a document sent by the City Council Department for Upbringing and Knowledge to the Education Agency on March 11, the newspaper Avisa Oslo writes. 

In the document, the Department’s Municipal Director, Hege Sevatdal, refers to the fact that the Department has prepared different scenarios for the number of refugees who may come to Norway as a result of the war in Ukraine.

“The municipal companies are asked to prepare for a scenario where Norway receives 75,000-100,000 refugees, of which Oslo Municipality would receive 5,000-10,000.”

It is estimated that a “large” proportion of these will be children and young people.

Integration Councilor Rina Mariann Hansen (AP) told the newspaper on Monday that Oslo has the capacity to take in 2,000 refugees based on its own capacity. In addition, just over 90 private individuals had made housing available for refugees.

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

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