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Mon, 05 Oct, 2015 12:27:13 AM
FTimes – STT Report, Oct 5
Iraqi Refugees at Kemi train station in northwestern Finland. File Photo – Lehtikuva.
Over two-thirds of asylum seekers arriving in the country are Iraqis, according to statistics from the Finnish Immigration Service.
Since the turn of the year more than 11,500 asylum seekers from Iraq have registered in the country.
The second largest group of over 1,700 asylum seekers is from Somalia while Syrians are the third with about 400 people from the country registered as asylum seekers.
According to the Immigration Service, about 40 people who are not nationals of any country are in the group of those who have applied for asylum in the country.
In all, around 18,500 have been registered in the country as asylum seekers since the beginning of the year.
The interior ministry on Friday predicted that around 50,000 asylum seekers would arrive in the country this year
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