Four refugees to move to the Finnish municipality of Kauniainen

by , under Enrique Tessieri

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read the headline of this story that reads that a refugee family of four from Congo will move to Kaunianen, Finland’s richest municipality, located 18 kilometers west of Helsinki, according to Metro.

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If you think that such news warrants media attention, the story got 7,000 “likes” and 144 tweets on Monday evening.

Jaana Myhrberg, who works for the municipality social services, says that Kaunianen residents will meet with municipal authorities to learn about the integration program and the plight of refugees in Finland and elsewhere.

Kaunianen, which has about 9,000 inhabitants, accepts ten quota refugees annually.

Myhrberg said that she hoped that the event will not generate anti-refugee sentiment and label the municipality’s new inhabitants.