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Refugees

Anxiety and depression high among undocumented migrants in Sweden

Half say they often go hungry and few have permanent places to live, according to a survey of 88 migrants.

How Norwegian war refugees changed Swedish politics

When Norwegian refugees first sought sanctuary in neighbouring Sweden, they were sent back. But in the last years of the war, Sweden opened its arms to refugees. What happened?

Taking on the challenge of getting refugees into the job market in Sweden

OPINION: Asylum seekers in Sweden are struggling to access the Swedish labour market. Researchers explain why, and what can be done to help them.

Risks among refugees include schizophrenia

Refugees in Sweden run three times more risk of developing schizophrenia than persons born in Sweden.

Sweden’s promise of a permanent home becomes migrant magnet

Asylum seekers have gone through the trauma of leaving their homes and families. The potential for a new stable life weighs strongly in their choices of where to seek safety.

Refugees’ mental health must be dealt with

Many refugees are on the brink of developing serious mental illnesses. Bad things can happen if they are left to deal with traumas on their own.

Children feel unsafe in Norwegian asylum centres

They come seeking safety and protection, but some children and adolescents who have come to Norway in a quest for asylum feel unsafe, a recent survey shows.

How do we receive unaccompanied asylum-seeking kids?

The guidelines can collide with reality, fear Swedish researchers.

Refugee integration improves with community action

When an entire local community is mobilised to help integrate refugees, the results are much better than when the job is left to paper pushers.

Climate refugees hard hit by unclear laws

Several hundred million people will have fled their homes by the end of this century due to climate change. Still, the laws affecting these refugees are unclear.