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Refugee Advice Centre provides legal couselling for asylum seekers, refugees and other immigrants in Finland. It is also an independent, non-governmental organization promoting the rights of asylum seekers and refugees in Finland and following the asylum policy of the European Union.
Asylum statistics

Asylum seekers 2010

A total of 4,018 persons sought asylum in Finland in 2010. Breakdown according to the country of origin:

1. Iraq 575
2. Somalia 571
3. Bulgaria 485
4. Russia 436
5. Afghanistan 265
6. Serbia 173
7. Kosovo 148
8. Iran 142
9. Turkey 117
10. Romania 94

Asylum seekers 2009

A total of 5,988 personsa sought asylum in Finland in 2009. Breakdown according to the country of origin:

1. Iraq 1195
2. Somalia 1180
3. Bulgaria 739
4. Russia 602
5. Afghanistan 461
6. Kosovo 284
7. Iran 162
8. Turkey 140
9. Nigeria 131
10. Sri Lanka 102


Source: Finnish Immigration Service


More statistics:

Finnish Immigration Service
Ministry of the Interior
The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR
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