- The rapid increase in people applying for protection from the war in Ukraine means that the Swedish Migration Agency’s housing situation is very strained.“In this situation, our entire society needs to help out. Municipalities, NGOs and civil society in general - your support is needed,” says Mikael Ribbenvik, Director-General of the Swedish Migration Agency.
- The Swedish Migration Agency has a major need for more housing places. The reason is the rapid increase in people from Ukraine who are now seeking to come to Sweden to escape the war in their country of origin. According to a request submitted to the county administrative boards, 3,000 new places are needed immediately, as well as an additional 9,000 places as a matter of urgency.
- On Thursday, the EU moved to activate the Temporary Protection Directive. This means that persons from Ukraine will be offered immediate and temporary residence and work permits in EU Member States*.
- Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the Swedish Migration Agency has decided to not carry out deportations to the country. The Agency will also not make decisions on asylum cases that concern applicants from Ukraine.