• 7 April 2017

    The first medical age assessment will be ready soon

    The National Board of Forensic Medicine is expected to send the first opinion of an asylum seeker's age to the Swedish Migration Agency within a month. – This means that we will soon be able to make the first decision in which the National Board of Forensic Medicine’s age assessment is included as part of the evidence, says Daniel Salehi, the Swedish Migration Agency’s process manager for age assessments.

  • 14 March 2017

    In the summer, Sweden will receive almost 3,800 asylum seekers from Italy and Greece

    In mid-June, Sweden will start receiving resettled asylum seekers from Greece and Italy. During the period of June 16 to September 26, 3,766 people are to be transferred here. – Sweden will make an important difference for the people who find themselves in a difficult humanitarian situation in Greece and Italy. These countries also need relief, says Oskar Ekblad, Head of Section at the Swedish Migration Agency.

  • 6 March 2017

    Increased refugee quota with a focus on Syria

    Not since the Balkan wars in the 1990's has the Swedish refugee quota been comprised of as many places as this year – 3,400. About half of them are earmarked for people displaced by the war in Syria. Also in East Africa, the Horn of Africa, and Southwest Asia, large groups will be selected.