The Norwegian government is paying asylum seekers to return to their home countries as the refugee crisis continues.

Thousands of kroner are being offered to each person who voluntarily leaves the country and they also have their flights paid for.

Katinka Hartmann, head of the immigration department’s return unit (UDI), said that many of the people arriving from Syria, Iraq, the Middle East and Africa expect to receive protection quickly and cannot wait the months or even years the process can take.

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