The Iraqi family with two children aged 6 and 5 will meet in Tampere with a representative of the Red Cross at noon. The family was evicted from the Red Cross-managed Kemi asylum reception center after the Finnish Immigration Service said their asylum process was over and had to leave the country. The father said…
Migrant Tales received a message from the Iraqi family in Kemi, which had only received 10 days of room an board after being forced to leave the asylum reception with his wife and two children aged 6 and 5. The family first went to Helsinki and then to Tampere. The message was sent Wednesday afternoon:…
Migrant Tales reported Thursday about how a deportation had broken and separated a family of three (or four) in the northern Finnish city of Kemi. The family’s father, 58, and son deported on Thursday at around noon to Lebanon while the mother, 56, escaped from the hospital and is now in hiding.
The small 50-70 strong Iraqi community of the northern Finnish city of Kemi (pop. 21,256 in 2017) is feeling the brunt of the Islamophobic reaction of the highly publicized sexual assault cases of Oulu, located just 106 km from the city.
Some asylum seekers in the northern Finnish city of Kemi claim that they do not leave their homes after eight pm on Saturdays because it’s too dangerous. One asylum seeker, who got a residence permit, said that this was advice that he received from the Red Cross.
The shooting of an Iraqi asylum seeker in the northern Finnish city of Kemi has shocked the 400-500-strong Iraqi community in that city, according to an asylum seeker who spoke to Migrant Tales by phone. “The shooting [of what happened Friday] has made us very afraid,” he said. “Everyone [the Iraqi community] speaks about what happened on Friday.”
An Iraqi asylum seeker, who was shot at twice by a white Finnish suspect in Kemi neighborhood of Syväkangas, will file charges.
Two peaceful demonstrations by Iraqi asylum seekers took place Wednesday in Helsinki and Kemi to protest a Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) assessment that countries like Iraq are safe for asylum seekers, according to the organizers.
Iraqi and some Syrian asylum seekers are planning to demonstrate peacefully Wednesday in Helsinki and the northern Finnish city of Kemi against a new assessment by the Finnish Immigration Service (Mgri), which sees countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, and Somalia safe enough to return asylum seekers.
Migrant Tales understands that the Kemi reception center, which is located in northern Finland, will take part in a peaceful demonstration in solidarity with a larger one planned for Helsinki Wednesday. The source at the Kemi reception center said that the demonstration is against a new assessment for Iraq, which now sees that it is a safe country to return asylum seekers.