First Ukrainians to be resettled as responsibility shifts to Swedish municipalities

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  • The first Ukrainian refugees have been told in which municipality they will live, after a new law came into force on 1 July, with the aim of an even distribution of refugee reception across the country, with Swedish municipalities taking on the responsibility for organising housing rather than the Migration Agency.

  • Swedish Radio News reports that the Migration Agency have so far told around 3,000 refugees which municipality they will be moved to.

  • In total, about 10,000 Ukrainian refugees will be affected by the new law. Those Ukrainian refugees who have arranged their own accomodation without the help of the Migration Agency are not affected by the new law and can stay where they are.