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    Finland's ministerial working group on migration worked out instructions on providing people staying in the country without necessary documents with essential support, local media reported Friday.

    Iraqi refugees wait for a train to Helsinki at Kemi railway station in northwestern Finland
    © AFP 2021 / JUSSI NUKARI / LEHTIKUVA
    MURMANSK (Sputnik) — According to the Yle broadcaster, this instructions specifically target people whose asylum applications were denied.

    In accordance with the instructions, people staying in the country without required documents have a right for emergency accommodation, meal, medicines and other emergency assistance, while no information concerning financial assistance was mentioned, the broadcaster reported.

    There are some 11,000 migrants staying in Finland illegally, and this number is expected to rise in the near future, according to the media.

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