Finland suspends decisions on Iraqi and Somali asylum claims

Finland on Wednesday said it has suspended its decision-making on Iraqi and Somali asylum claims due to an ongoing assessment of the security situation in the two countries.

The Finnish Immigration Service said in a statement that it may change its guidelines for granting people asylum after the assessment is completed within a couple of weeks.

Around 17,000 asylum seekers have arrived in Finland this year, with 69 percent of them having come from Iraq and 10 percent from Somalia.


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