Norway registered almost a doubling of new asylum seekers from Ukraine on Thursday

Ukrainian refugeesPhoto: AP Photo / Markus Schreiber

A total of 116 new asylum seekers from Ukraine were registered in Norway on Thursday. A total of 245 new asylum seekers have been registered in one week.

On Friday last week, the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration began to provide an overview of Ukrainian asylum seekers coming to Norway as a result of the hostilities in the country.

On Wednesday, 70 new asylum seekers were registered, while more than 116 asylum applications were registered on Thursday.

On Tuesday, Minister of Justice Emilie Enger Mehl (SP) and UDI director Frode Forfang said that Norway could receive 1,000 refugees on one day’s notice.

Millions of refugees expected

According to the EU, around 1 million Ukrainians have fled to EU countries. It is expected that up to 10 million will flee the country, the UN states.

Everyone who applies for protection in Norway and is to be accommodated at an asylum reception center will first be received at the National Arrivals Center in Råde. The center is on standby due to the situation in Ukraine and a possible large influx of refugees. The UDI Central has also set up a crisis team.

At the same time, there are ongoing discussions in the government about whether Norway should provide temporary residence and collective protection to people fleeing Ukraine.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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