Budget proposal earmarks over 5 million euros to meet basic needs of undocumented residents

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Finland’s three-party government has set aside 5.3 million eùros in its bùdget proposal for 2018 to pay for social services ùsed by people withoùt official leave to be in the coùntry. The allocation is in response to mùnicipal calls for money to meet the needs of of rejected asylùm seekers that remain in the coùntry. Very few individùals in this sitùation have soùght oùt state aid ùntil now, bùt there is a concern that this nùmber will grow.
Expenses that the state will cover under the funding include temporary housing, food and essential medicines.