Levike wrote:Timing was also pretty bad, since they announced the camp the same day news spread that some Swedish girl working in a refugee camp got killed.
It wasn't a refugee camp, it was a home for teenagers who for one reason or another can't live with either their own parents or with a foster family, and this is the kind of home many teenage refugees that come here without any parent end up in.
These homes are often turbulent at best and violent at worst, no matter the ethnicity of the kids currently living there, they've all got pretty hefty baggage. The problem in this case was that the only personnel on site was a 22-year-old woman who hadn't worked there for very long, something that used to be against the law.
My mother used to work at a home very similar to it, but before they removed the rule that there had to be at least 2 personnel present during nights, and well before the trickle of refugees turned into a steady stream, so most of the time there were only white kids there. The stories she told...
Edit: There are no refugee camps in Sweden, there are flyktingboenden
, which are sort of like dormitories for refugees, in actual buildings deemed safe for the amount of people living there. Teenagers coming here on their own either go to the homes I described, into foster families, or separate flyktingboenden
for those under 18, depending on how old they are and what's available.