Norway says it won’t be taking in any migrants from NGO ship Open Arms

Posted on August 26, 2019 11:38 pm

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Despite a request from France to do so, the Norwegian government said that it would not be taking in any migrants which have been picked up by the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms ship.

Jøran Kallmyr, Norway’s Justice and Immigration Minister has reiterated that his government has declined France’s offer, stating that Norway would not accept any migrants from the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) migrant transport ferry the Ocean Viking either, NKR reports.

While speaking about his reasons for rejecting France’s proposal, Kallmyr told NKR, “basic mechanisms to prevent people from going out to sea are not in place. This