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«Rare money to spare»

Norwegian People's Aid says it is very rare that they have anything left of the money that is budgeted to be spent on welfare for asylum seekers: “As a rule, we spend everything and depend on volunteers and apply for extra money. , "Says Tom Hjertholm, unit leader for refugee and integration in Norwegian People's Aid.

Unlike the privately run Link AS, which spends less than budgeted on the receipts, the situation is scarce at Norwegian People's Aid. Tom Hjertholm, who is the unit manager for refugee and integration in the organization, explains: “We spend our budgets for resident-directed measures to a great extent, and very often apply for extras for extra activities. To provide more content to the asylum seekers beyond what we get from the UDI, we also work with volunteers and raise more money as well. ”
The Norwegian People's Aid organization has run asylum reception in Norway since the 1980 century. Residential work on the receptions can be anything from homework help to children, childcare or leisure activities. Do you experience situations, such as Link AS, where budget for resident-directed work is not used up?
"It happens very rarely, and as a rule it is the opposite – that we spend more. Then we also cover it. . .

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Øystein Windstad
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