Two groups of irregular migrants relocated to Finland and Romania

Repatriation of illegal migrantsMeeting point: Samsung Shop, MIA
Photo by: Jeremy Wonnacott

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Over the past two days, two groups of migrants were transferred to Finland and Romania in order to pursue their asylum process in the two respective countries.

The relocations were held in coordination with the European Commission following calls from the Maltese Government for the sharing of responsibility of irregular migrants reaching Malta.

The reparations on the relocation of migrants also involved the assistance of the International Organisation for Migration, IOM, and the European Asylum Support Office, EASO.

Photo by : DOI – Jeremy Wonnacott

More migrants are expected to be relocated to other member states by the end of the year. Work is also being carried out by the Ministry for Home Affairs, National Security and Law Enforcement to set up a unit focused on the return of rejected asylum seekers, as announced in Budget 2021.

Photo by: DOI – Jeremy Wommacott

The relocation project is co-financed by EU emergency assistance under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund, AMIF.