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16 quota refugees arrive from Cyprus

Published : 28 Jul 2020, 00:46

  DF Report

A father holds his daughter at the refugee camp (not real photo of the news article) on the island of Lesvos, Greece, Nov. 29, 2019. File Photo Xinhua.

The second group of 16 quota refugees arrived in Finland from Cyprus on Monday, said Finnish Immigration Services (Migri) in a twitter post.

The group consisted of five single-parent families is part of the 175 asylum seekers will be accepted by Finland from the Mediterranean region.

Earlier, the first group of children from Mediterranean refugee camps in Greece arrived in Finland on July 8.

Finland is receiving primarily unaccompanied children and adolescents as well as single-parent families. The aim of the relocations is to relieve the strained situation for reception of asylum seekers of the countries in the Mediterranean region.

The Migri has received EUR 12 million in EU funding from the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) for receiving asylum seekers from the Mediterranean region.

The funding will be used to cover the reception costs, as well as other costs.