Six out of ten resettlement refugees who came to Norway since 2014 were from Syria

Moria refugeesPhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB
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At the beginning of 2021, 42,000 resettlement refugees were living in Norway. That constitutes 16% of all those who came to Norway with a refugee background.

More than half of the resettlement refugees come from Syria, Iran, Vietnam, or Iraq, according to figures from Statistics Norway (SSB).

Resettlement refugees are people who have fled their home country and who have been transferred to a third country.

Six out of ten resettlement refugees who came to Norway since 2014 were from Syria.

Almost half of the resettlement refugees are under 18 when they arrive in the country, and the proportion of young people is increasing, a new report from the SSB notes.

The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration announced earlier this month that 793 of the approximately 1,000 Afghans who came to Norway after the Taliban took power had been granted the status of resettlement refugees.

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

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