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18.1.2019

The National Assistance System for Victims of Human Trafficking trained approximately 750 current and future police officers and border guards in human trafficking issues – the number of clients of the assistance system have increased again

During the autumn of 2018, the IHME project coordinated by the National Assistance System for Victims of Human Trafficking trained nearly 750 members of the police and the Border Guard as well as police and border guard students in human trafficking issues. The original goal of the training was roughly 200–300 people, but due to the high demand during the autumn, the number nearly tripled.

3.1.2019

Reception centre operations to end at five centres

The contracts of four reception centres will be terminated. The Finnish Immigration Service has informed those in charge of the reception centres about the terminations. In addition to the four terminated contracts, the fixed-term contract of the Kaarlenkatu Unit of the Helsinki Reception Centre will expire. In total, the accommodation capacity will be reduced by 630 beds by the end of June 2019. Those in charge of the reception centres will carry out employee cooperation negotiations with the staff at the centres.