The Swedish Refugee Quota 2012 - Pool slots and continued focus on the Horn of Africa

Every year, the government sets aside a certain amountof funding for a Swedish refugee quota. The refugee quota is a way for Sweden to support refugees around the world who do not have the possibility to return to their country of origin, nor to be granted protection in the country to which they have fled. The Swedish Migration Board has been assigned by the government to resettle refugees, based on a proposal from UNHCR. In 2012, the Swedish Migration Board plans to resettle 1900 refugees and persons in need of protection, to Sweden.