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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.

23 Sep 2016 description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began supporting asylum seekers in Götene municipality in Sweden with mental health and psycho-social activities, on Monday. The project comes following an assessment of asylum seekers’ needs in Sweden and uses an innovative and culturally sensitive model of care that prioritises early intervention. Working alongside an existing network of volunteers, the project seeks to highlight the need for mental health services for asylum seekers in the country and prove MSF’s model of mental health care in Europe.

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

Delays, Difficulties for Care, Asylum Claims

04 Apr 2016 description

Source: Reuters - Mon, 4 Apr 2016 15:32 GMT

Bu Johan Sennero

STOCKHOLM, April 4 (Reuters) - Sweden said on Monday it would allot an extra 10 billion crowns ($1.23 billion) to regional and local authorities to hire more teachers and healthcare workers to help cope with a migrant influx that has strained public services.

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21 Sep 2011 description

Press release
20 September 2011
Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Government initiatives in development cooperation