Swedish migration agency needs help to cope with flow of Ukrainian refugees – EURACTIV.com

Sweden’s Migrationsverket has requested for assist from “anyone that can provide it” to deal with the stream of Ukrainian refugees anticipated to reach within the nation.

Two million Ukrainian fled their nation over the past two weeks. “It will be a challenge for Sweden too,” stated Migration Company Director Normal Mikael Ribbenvik in SVT’s programme Aktuellt on Tuesday (8 March), evaluating it to the 1.5 million folks the EU obtained in 2015 and 2016.

Some 3,500 Ukrainians have sought asylum in Sweden. Of those, 900 have obtained assist from the Migration Company find lodging. However not all who arrive are included within the statistics, as they don’t want to use for asylum to remain within the nation.

“Today alone, more than 2,000 people have arrived here,” stated Ribbenvik.

Staff of the migration company have testified in regards to the lack of lodging. The company believes assist will probably be wanted not solely from the municipalities but additionally from all Swedes who’re ready and prepared.

“We will accept those who come to Sweden. If the conflict is prolonged, sports halls will not be sufficient accommodation. And 83% of those coming are women and children, children who need to go to school. This was a huge challenge last time, I hope this time we can distribute it better across Sweden,” Ribbenvik stated when requested if there could be a restrict to how many individuals Sweden will have the ability to absorb.

In accordance with the Swedish Statistics Workplace, Sweden took in additional than 160,000 individuals in 2015, on the peak of the refugee disaster. Political selections have since affected the opportunity of attending to Sweden, and the variety of asylum seekers has decreased due to COVID-19 restrictions.

These restrictions diminished the variety of asylum seekers in 2020 and 2021, with the variety of asylum seekers in 2021 being the bottom for the reason that begin of the century with simply over 11,000 refugees taken in.

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