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22 Nov 2016 description

By Swedish Red Cross

One in three Syrian refugees suffers from depression, anxiety, and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, a Swedish Red Cross study has found.

Mental health problems are common among newly-resettled refugees and asylum seekers searching for safety in in Sweden, especially among those from war-torn Syria. Disturbingly, as many as 30 per cent of Syrian refugees report that they have experienced some form of torture in the past.

09 Jun 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch
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Sweden: Migrant Children Face Barriers

Delays, Difficulties for Care, Asylum Claims

10 Oct 2015 description

Briefing Notes, 9 October 2015

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 9 October 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.