A strong decline in the need to settle refugees in 2018
There is a need to settle 5,350 refugees in Norwegian municipalities in 2018, down from 12,500 last year and around 18,500 the year before.
It shows the latest assessment from the National Committee for Settlement, which determines the need to settle newly arrived refugees for the coming year. The committee is headed by the Integration and Diversity Directorate (IMDi), which cooperates with the municipalities on the settlement.
Residents are former asylum seekers and resettlement refugees residing in Norway by agreement with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Transfer refugees reside directly in a municipality when they come to Norway, and single minors and families with children are priority groups. Single underage asylum seekers under the age of 15 receive care and are placed in custom care centres.
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