In Sweden, Former Refugees Lead Relief Efforts


(Published September 24, 2015) As many as 900 migrants are registering for asylum each day in the southern Swedish city of Malmö — the largest influx of refugees to the Scandinavian country since World War II. As authorities and volunteers rush to offer much-needed aid, the relief effort is led partly by Afghans, Iraqis, and others who were once refugees themselves. Produced by Margot Buff for RFE/RL

A Swedish City Struggles To Absorb Migrants New And Old


In Malmö, Syrians, Iraqis, and Bosnians live alongside native-born Swedes. The port city has been a major destination for several generations of immigrants to Sweden, where generous social programs are the norm. But as immigrant populations grow increasingly concentrated in certain neighborhoods, racial tensions are rising, and some newcomers are struggling to integrate into Swedish society. Produced by Margot Buff for RFE/RL, with reporting by Elisabeth Braw