UDI suspects that money that should have gone to assisted returns through IOM Norway to Afghanistan have been abused or used for corruption. All payments to the IOM is stopped.
The Immigration Departement received messages of concern in late May / early June last year and committed immediately hired the international auditing and consulting firm Deloitte to conduct an investigation.
The report, which was completed in mid-February, shows a clear risk of fraud and / or corruption in the Organization for Migrations (IOM) in Kabul, says UDI.
– We consider this to be very serious, and we expect the IOM to take action to clean up the mess, Director Christine Wilberg in UDI says.
IOM Norway has initiated its own investigation to find out where the money from the UDI may have gone.
– We consider this to be very serious. We are working closely with both the Immigration Departement and the Ministry of Justice in this specific case. We have also started our own internal investigation to find out more about what has happened, communications manager Sigurd Tvete in IOM Norway says to the news agency NTB
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today