Building Knowledge for a Concerted and Sustainable Approach to Refugee Resettlement in the EU and its Member States

Statistics

Finland

Asylum Seekers and Refugees

 The Number of Asylum Seekers and Protection Status Granted 2000-2011
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Asylum Seekers 3,155 1,643 3,443 3,184 3,861 3,574 2,324 1,505 4,035 5,988 4,018 3,088
Total Protection Status 467 813 591 494 800 597 618 860 785 1,373 1,784 1,271
Refugee Status 9 4 14 7 29 12 38 68 89 116 181 169
Other Protection 458 809 577 487 771 585 580 792 696 1,257 1,603 1,102

Source: The Finnish Immigration Service

Resettlement

 

Number of Resettled Refugees 2000-2011
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Resettled Refugees 756 739 569 749 679 690 676 723 737 727 634 626

Source: The Finnish Immigration Service

 

 

Quotas for Resettlement Since the Beginning of the Resettlement Programme
  1986 1987 1988 1989-1991 1992-1993 1994 1995-1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001-2012
Resettlement Quota 100 200 300 500 700 500 1,000 500 600 650 700 750

Source: The Finnish Immigration Service

 Note: Quotas are annual, unless specified differently.

 

 

Regional Allocations of Resettlement Quotas and SubQuotas
  2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Resettlement Quota 750 750 750 750 750 750
Iraqi refugees in Syria 0 300 0 0 0 0
Iraqi refugees in Syria and Jordan and Palestinian refugees in Iraq 0 0 350 200 0 0
Iraqi and Iranian refugees in Syria Turkey 250 0 0 0 0 0
Iraqi, Iranian, Afghan, and Somalian refugees in Turkey 0 0 0 0 0 150
Congolese refugees in Ruanda 150 150 150 150 150 150
Afghan refugees in Iran Turkey 0 0 0 150 300 200
Myanmarese and urban refugees in Thailand 250 200 120 150 200 150
Emergency cases 100 100 100 100 100 100
Evacuation Transit Center 0 0 30 0 0 0

Source: Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Immigration and European Affairs (only for 2011).

 

Countries of Origin of Resettled Refugees 2000-2011
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Afghanistan - - - 221 153 156 17 0 0 0 153 265
DR of Congo - - - 0 0 0 1 147 156 151 126 92
Iran - - - 137 109 117 53 92 2 1 0 0
Iraq - - - 3 3 0 3 159 282 301 144 0
Myanmar - - - 0 0 324 349 230 150 125 131 119
Pakistan - - - 0 0 2 0 0 5 0 6 0
Somalia - - - 15 11 0 38 0 1 1 0 0
Sri Lanka - - - 0 3 0 3 0 18 22 10 0
Stateless - - - 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 0 0
Sudan - - - 278 226 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vietnam - - - 0 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Others - - - 95 99 91 212 95 123 100 64 150

Source: The Finnish Immigration Service

 

Countries of First Asylum of Resettled Refugees 2000-2011
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Cambodia - - - 0 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Egypt - - - 151 129 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Iran - - - 222 131 153 0 0 0 0 153 265
Lebanon - - - 147 113 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rwanda - - - 0 0 0 0 148 156 151 126 92
Syria - - - 0 0 0 0 0 282 0 145 0
Syria-Jordan - - - 0 0 0 0 0 0 327 0 0
Syria-Turkey - - - 0 0 0 0 251 0 0 0 0
Turkey - - - 140 146 117 123 0 0 0 0 0
Thailand - - - 0 0 342 376 230 200 149 147 169
Emergency and Urgent Quota - - - 89 85 75 177 94 99 100 63 100

Source: The Finnish Immigration Service 

Finland snapshot

Size: 338,000 km2

Population: 5.3 million

Year of EU Entry: 1995

In the Schengen Area: Yes

Protection Status Granted: 1,271 (2011)

Resettlement Scheme: Programme (1985)

Resettlement Quota:  750 refugees/year

Resettled Refugees: 626 (2011)

Source: The information about the size, population, in the Schengen area, and year of EU entry is taken from europa.eu.