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Why Swedish town is magnet for Syrians

Some Swedish towns are struggling to find the resources to cope with a steady influx of Syrian refugees after the government in Stockholm guaranteed asylum to fugitives from the civil war.

Some Swedish towns are struggling to cope with an influx of Syrian refugees, after the government there guaranteed asylum to fugitives from the civil war.

The right-wing Swedish Democrat party claims ethnic Swedes are angry at the cost of social benefits and rising pressures on schools, housing and health care.

In the past eight years, the town of Sodertalje has accepted three times more refugees than Sweden's biggest cities. From there, Malcolm Brabant reports.

  • 20 Jan
  • From the section Europe