Instead of offering housing space, the City of Oslo wants to help foreign beggars get back to their homelands.
The ongoing virus pandemic is also affecting the homeless and poor in the capital.
On Friday, nearly 70 people were rejected at Fattighuset outside Greenland church, Klassekampen reports. In addition, the emergency overnight room at Paulus Church and a number of other services are now closed.
– The municipality is focused on helping those who want it with a return trip, Oslo City Council informs Klassekampen.
In Bergen, more than 23 foreign beggars have been supported by Nav to fly home since the Church City Mission (Kirkens Bymisjon) has closed all its offerings in the city.
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