Sweden agreed to receive more refugees on UN quota

Stockholm, September 21, AZERTC

The Swedish government announced the plans for increase in number of refugees in the territory of the country according to the United Nations quota.

The information was distributed by local media, referring to the new data of the country’s budget for the next year. The authorities of the kingdom in particular want to realize new plans, partially using the funds allocated for the international programs of cooperation.

According to the plans, number of refugees is planned to increase from the present 1900 to 3400 people in 2017 and to reach 5000 in 2018. Meanwhile, in connection with reducing of flow of other category of the forced migrants who got to Sweden not on the UN quota, the government receives additional resources to direct for work within programs of international cooperation.

According to migratory service of Sweden, the last five years the country annually accepted 1900 refugees on the UN quota. With acceptance of such number of refugees, Sweden will become one of the largest donors of the UN Agency on Affairs of Refugees.

Along with Sweden, 26 more countries are engaged in placement in their territory of the refugees distributed by the United Nations.

Rauf Aliyev,

Special correspondent

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