When the Swedish Migration Agency earlier this spring changed its forecast for the number of refugees who would come to Sweden, it was judged that there was no longer a need for evacuation accommodation in Jönköping municipality.

The refugees who have already moved to Västerhäll got a place at the Swedish Migration Agency's facility accommodation in other places in the country.

But on 1 July, a new law enters into force which means that the refugees will be distributed more evenly across the country.

- Those who come to us now in the first stage will all live in Västerhäll.

When we later receive more people, we will be able to open more homes, says Sofia Backéus, who coordinates the reception for Ukrainian refugees in Jönköping municipality.

Refugees have heard of it

The municipality of Jönköping states that more and more refugees, who have lived at home with private individuals, have contacted for help with a new home.

The municipality of Jönköping has been preliminarily assigned to receive a total of just over 400 refugees.

The Swedish Migration Agency estimates that about 160 refugees from Ukraine already live in the municipality, but mainly in private homes.

Around 50 of these are children of school age and are taught in the municipality's schools.


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