Norway’s UDI reduces reception capacity due to fewer Ukrainian refugees than expected

National reception center - RådePhoto: Javad Parsa / NTB
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Fewer Ukrainian refugees than expected have come to Norway. Therefore, the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) is now reducing its reception capacity, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) writes.

A number of refugees have also chosen to settle privately rather than through the UDI’s reception apparatus, according to UDI director Frode Forfang.

In the last week, there have been close to 500 new asylum applications.

The UDI began to provide an overview of Ukrainian asylum seekers in Norway on February 25. Since then, more than 18,000 applications have been received.

Almost all municipalities have agreed to take in refugees, according to director Libe Rieber-Mohn in the Directorate for Integration and Diversity (Imdi). 

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

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