Posts Tagged: Luona

Why did Finland allocate so much money on asylum reception centers that treated in too many cases refugees like “livestock?”

In 2015 and 2016 some 38,000 asylum seekers came to Finland and scores of asylum reception centers were established rapidly throughout the country to house so many people. Even if the government’s ever-draconian view of migrants was “not make Finland attractive to asylum seekers” at any cost, asylum seekers helped expose our ineffective immigration and integration policy.

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Luona, Kolari, Villa Meri, Keuruu, Laajakoski asylum reception centers in Finland that are shameful examples

When asked about how the government reacted to the 32,476 asylum seekers that came to Finland in 2015, the answer is simple: The government of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä states that they did a good job in finding shelter for such people. Well, sort of…

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The refugee business in Finland is booming

What do you think about private companies making profits off asylum seekers? What do you think about this company, whose turnover rose to 12 million euros and paid bonuses to its major shareholders, which has been accused of treating asylum seekers under its care “like livestock?”  Do you understand the Finnish state, which is supposed

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Security guards at Luona’s Pitäjänmäki reception center continue to treat asylum seekers with disrespect

Migrant Tales continues to hear about how some security guards at Luona, a private company that operates eight asylum reception centers in Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, and Hyvinkää, abuse their power. In February, the company’s general manager, Milja Saksi, said that the company has taken the necessary steps to address the racist treatment of its asylum seekers.

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On top of Luona’s poor reputation, the Finnish company is alleged to use informers to spy on asylum seekers

Do asylum reception centers have informers? If so, what do they inform to the management and how do they make life difficult for the rest of the residents? Migrant Tales has heard of one such alleged case at Luona’s Sokkakuja reception center.

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More alleged abuses of asylum seekers by Barona security guards

Migrant Tales continues hearing disturbing news about the poor treatment by Barona security guards and the Finnish police of asylum seekers.

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A formal complaint by five asylum seeker at Luona’s reception center sheds light on alleged “gross abuses”

Abuses at the asylum reception centers run by Luona have come to light from the occupants who consider their alleged treatment by the staff of the private company as “gross abuses” and a breach of their “human dignity” and “rights.”

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Is Barona’s fast-track employment scheme “a joke?”

Helsingin Sanomat, Finland largest daily, published a story this month about three Eritreans who had found work at a logistics company in Vantaa thanks to a fast-track employment scheme at Barona, an employment agency that owns Luona, a private subsidiary that manages eight asylum reception centers in Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, and Hyvinkää.

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