That’s more than in any single month in 2015, according to figures from the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI).
The figures come from an overview Aftenbladet was given by UDI. A spokesman from the agency cautioned that the numbers could change.
“These are the latest figures. It’s just one week into February and it is therefore likely that many of these will show up in some way or another and therefore no longer show up as ‘left asylum centre with no know address’,” Kristian Nicolai Stakset-Gundersen said, adding that the numbers often go down as time passes.
Of those who dissapeared in Janauary, 163 were Syrians. The next largest groups were asylum seekers from Afghanistan, Iraq and Egypt.
In total, 2,207 people disappeared from asylum centres in Norway last year.