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.
- 3/6/2017 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.