PHOTOGRAPH BY  ANNE-STINE JOHNSBRÅTEN . ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  More than 30, 000 refugees have so far crossed the Norwegian border in 2015. Asylum centers across the country are now overcrowded.  Wahid Mohammad Mustafa Alkarami (45) and his children Mohammed (17), Haitham (15), Oday  (13) and Taghred (9) fled from their home in Benghazi and the civil war in Libya last year. Wahid lost his job as an engineer when his workplace was bombed in 2011. In April 2013, his wife, Nejla Elsatsai, was diagnosed with aggressive liver cancer. Due to shortage of medical institutions in Libya, Wahid took his wife to treatment in Tunisia every other week for nine months. Sadly, Nejla passed away at the end of 2013.   Hoping for a better and more stable life for his children, Wahid started the long process of seeking asylum in Europe. The family came to Norway on 28 October 2014, and after more than a year, recently got a permit to stay. On 14 December 2015, they will move into their new home.  But the wait for health continues. The proportion of refugee children and adolescents in Norway with mental health needs is alarming. While everyone in Norway is entitled to health care, the wait for services—especially mental health care—can be long. Although the children have experienced several traumatic events during the war, they say they have not been offered any psychological help.   
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