Finland’s experience in receiving refugees in its country and advice to Lithuania (EN)

Six years ago, tens of thousands of refugees from war-torn Syria arrived in Finland. The Finns, who have reached out to help, have set up many reception centers throughout the country to take care of the reception, accommodation and integration of these people.

Otto Leppä, head of the Finnish Red Cross’s Mikkeli Reception Center, has also witnessed these events, with his views on what is needed to create a safe environment for foreigners and help them integrate into society more easily.