The entire international community should endeavour to ensure that people’s living conditions and rights are safeguarded and that nobody needs to flee their home against their will. Finland is working actively as part of this shared endeavour.
The protracted conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan and the crises in the Horn of Africa and West Africa in particular have forced many people to leave their homes and to seek asylum elsewhere, often in Europe. Reasons may also include various political factors, the search for better opportunities to make a living or, for example, the human rights situation in their homeland.
As part of the international community and the EU, Finland is participating in solving the problems behind forced migration. There are many ways in which Finland too can try to ensure that no one needs to leave their home against their will.
· humanitarian aid
· crisis management
· development cooperation
· human rights
· trade policy
· mitigation of climate change
· bilateral and international relations and cooperation.
Read more in English:
Migration and refugee crisis in Europe
Finland bears its share of responsibility for asylum seekers
Development cooperation appropriations
Humanitarian aid brings relief in times of need