UPDATE: Asylum seeker family with two children end up homeless and penniless in Kemi

by , under Enrique Tessieri

Migrant Tales understands that an Iraqi couple with two children who were forced to leave the asylum reception center and granted a five-day stay at a hotel is without money and will be homeless by Tuesday. The man, 29, who came to Finland in 2015, has a wife, 31, and boy and girl aged 6 and 5, respectively.

The Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) and the police have asked him to leave the country after getting nine rejections for asylum.

“I am worried because I don’t know where my children are going to sleep [after tomorrow] and where I am going to get them food,” he said. “I would go to Helsinki but I don’t have any money for the bus fare.”

According to the man, the Red Cross asked him to leave the reception center with his family and paid five days boarding at a Kemi hotel. The last time he received an allowance from the state was in May, according to him.

“I am very worried,” he concluded. “I don’t know what to do and what will happen to us.”