“How do you pay taxes in Finland?” This question by an Eritrean asylum seeker illustrates one big differences between countries. The Finnish taxation procedures can seem tricky since in Eritrea taxes are reimbursed after your employment ends. This and many other aspects of the Finnish working life aroused interest at the pilot training sessions organized by IOM for asylum seekers in a reception center.
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LGBTQI rights are human rights: discussing sensitive topics can be a challenge in refugee orientation trainings
Migrant trainer Dima Salih works around the world providing cultural orientation for refugees moving to Finland and Iceland. For her, as a Middle Eastern woman, the rights of sexual and gender minorities were initially a difficult topic to discuss. Now she champions them proudly.
She writes in the blog about her thoughts regarding promoting LGBTQI rights in the pre-departure orientation trainings for refugees.
In December 2019, IOM Finland assisted 23 persons to return voluntarily from Finland to their countries of origin. This is a slightly lower number than in the same month previous year. In 2019, IOM Finland assisted a total number of 391 beneficiaries to return voluntarily from Finland to 35 countries of origin. Most beneficiaries returned voluntarily to Iraq, Russian Federation and Georgia.
18.12.2019 is International Migrants Day. Read IOM Director General António Vitorino's OpEd about this year's theme, social cohesion: Recognizing Migration is a Benefit that Works for All.
Bangladeshin Cox’s Bazarin kaupungissa on lähes miljoona rohingya-väestöön kuuluvaa pakolaista. Kyseessä on maailman suurin pakolaiskriisi. Rohingyat pakenivat Myanmarista heihin kohdistuvan väkivallan takia.
In November 2019, IOM Finland assisted 16 persons to return voluntarily from Finland to their countries of origin. This is a slightly higher number than in the same month previous year. In 2019, most beneficiaries have returned voluntarily from Finland to Iraq, Russian Federation and Georgia.
Töitä etsimässä? -esitteestä on nyt julkaistu päivitetty turvapaikanhakijoille suunnattu versio viidellä eri kielellä. Esite tarjoaa turvapaikanhakijoille perustietoa suomalaisesta työelämästä ja vinkkejä työnhakuun.