Norway fills a reception centre for refugees with asylum seekers - every day.
And there are far from enough places: - If the situation becomes more acute, we are moving toward a national emergency, says the regional director of UDI, to TV2.
The "refugee" situation in Europe is intense, which also becomes increasingly evident in Norway.
In October, an average of 1,800 "refugees" arrived a week, which means an average of 260 refugees a day.
UDI has received so many questions about asylum seekers that they have posted the following message on their website:
"UDI estimated in September that there will come about 25,000 asylum seekers to Norway during 2015. It now appears that the figure will be even higher, and we assume that we will pass 20,000 asylum seekers just by the end of October. Because it is very difficult to predict the number of asylum-seekers in the future, we do not want to give a new estimate now."
But where should all these be placed? UDI has difficulty finding enough reception centers, not to mention places.
An increasing number of asylum seekers are coming to Norway via Russia, crossing the border at Storskog in Finnmark.
UDI has now asked the Civil Defence to help establish a reception center for asylum seekers in Vestleiren, about one mile outside Kirkenes. Plans call for this to be ready in November, and it will be able to accommodate 600 refugees.
- There is an urgent and dramatic need. Currently we have managed to obtain shelter for all, but everything depends on how many who will arrive. If the situation becomes more acute, we will move toward a national emergency, says UDI's regional director Eirik Eide.
If the flow of refugees to Norway continues at the same level it could cost Norway a staggering NOK 750 billion ($92bn) as Norway is a high-cost country with generous welfare benefits, NRK reports.
Norway is a small country with a population of about 5 million, and it goes without saying that it is thus vulnerable to a large influx of immigrants.
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