Tagged: refugees

NRC refugees

Norwegian council fights for refugees

Washington Lakselaget members learn about efforts to help those fleeing conflicts Christine Foster Meloni Washington Joel R. Charny, Director of the Norwegian Refugee Council USA, recently made an impassioned presentation to the members of...

Oslo's Peace Wall

Refugees on “home”

Exhibition “What is Home?” on Oslo’s Peace Wall sees through the eyes of refugee children Special Release National Geographic What is a home? A home can be a place, but it can also be...

Norway to send refugees back to the EU

4,000 to 5,000 refugees may be returned to other countries, including some 860 to Hungary The Local Prime Minister Erna Solberg said that Norway will begin returning asylum seekers to other countries in Europe....

Not pursuing temp. border controls

Norway will not follow Sweden’s lead on borders The Local Norway is not considering following Sweden and imposing temporary border controls, the prime minister said on November 11. “We are not considering anything new...

Record number sent out by force

More than 4,000 people without legal residence were sent out of Norway last year. Three out of four were sent out by force It was just before Christmas when 30 Iraqis were deported from...

Sveaass re-elected to the UN Committee Against Torture

“Nora Sveaass has done an excellent job in the UN Committee Against Torture, and she has demonstrated a high level of integrity and strong personal commitment,” commented Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre on hearing...

Record number of asylum seekers to Norway

So far this year close to 10 thousand refugees have arrived in Norway. This is an increase by 45 per cent compared to last year. These numbers indicates that 2009 might be a new record year...