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Refugees staying put in problem spots
A Swedish government project focused on enticing refugees to leave problem-ridden areas in Sweden's big cities has failed to achieve its goals. After two years, just 286 people have made use of the scheme, according to figures released by the Swedish Migration Board.
"While it seems to me that there are a lot more people who could probably benefit from moving, I realize it's very difficult when you've put down roots," Integration Minister Nyamko Sabuni told news agency TT.
The Migration Board received 6 million kronor ($830,000) over the course of 2008 and 2009 to stimulate outward movement from areas with heavy refugee populations, housing shortages, and high unemployment.
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