quota refugees

Early integration benefits us all

English

Successful integration contributes towards peaceful coexistence in communities. However, integration is a complex and longstanding process. Isn’t it then beneficial to start it as early as possible? The challenge in Finland is how to go about achieving effective early integration.

The resettlement process –selection of refugees and their travel

English

Quota refugees. A familiar phrase – but how do people become quota refugees and how do they get to Finland? IOM handles a lot of the logistical steps along the way from the refugee camp to the airport in Vantaa making sure they have a safe journey. Resettlement activities under IOM started many years ago in 1951, but in the Nordic countries IOM Finland started handling the resettlement in 2006 for Finland, Sweden and Denmark. Before that these activities were handled by IOM Geneva. Finland started taking refugees already in the year 1970.