Friday 03.07.2020

Finland will increase the number of quota refugees in 2020

The number of people welcomed will increase from 750 to 850 this year. Most of them are Syrian and Congolese.

Photo: Mitch Lensink.
Photo: Mitch Lensink.

The Ministry of the Interior informed that Finland will increase the number of quota refugees in 2020.

In line with the Government Programme, the annual number of quota refugees will be raised from 750 to 850 in 2020.

Finland will receive 400 Syrian refugees from Lebanon and Turkey, 200 Congolese refugees from Zambia and 130 refugees from Niger, including refugees evacuated by the UNHCR from Libya to Niger.

Refugees evacuated from Libya may also be received from other countries. Finland is also preparing for the resettlement of 120 emergency and urgent cases without applying any of the usual criteria related to nationality or origin.

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