Finland - population exchange

18.Aug.02 - The IOM’s headquarter in Helsinki serves as a centre for all Nordic and Baltic affairs. The Finish government strongly relies on the service of IOM when they try to get rid of refused asylum seekers. In the same time, and that is most cynical, IOM also assists the Ministry of Labour to import workers from Asia. Not only that it looks like a population exchange of unwanted refugees in favour of wanted labour; the questions also is whether this is some kind of state trafficking of women or servants, or what? (IOM annual report for 2000)

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