PM Støre visited the Ukrainian refugees at the Porsgrunn center: “We will take good care of them in Norway”

Jonas Gahr StørePhoto: Ole Berg-Rusten / NTB
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On Tuesday, Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre (AP) visited the refugee reception center in Porsgrunn.

The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) has asked the Sana Foundation in Porsgrunn to take in between 100 and 150 refugees. So far, it has taken in around 50, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported on Tuesday afternoon.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre visited the reception center.

“We are here to listen, and to say that we will take good care of them in Norway,” Støre said, according to the state channel.

The Ukrainian refugees at the center are mainly women, children, and the elderly. 

Porsgrunn Mayor Robin Kåss told NRK that the Municipality would provide the Ukrainians health services and interpreters in the first instance.

So far, the Norwegian authorities have registered around 1,000 refugees from Ukraine, according to Minister of Justice and Emergency Management Emilie Enger Mehl (SP).

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

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