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Swedish government gives millions to charities helping homeless refugee youths

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Swedish government gives millions to charities helping homeless refugee youths
The money will help provide a roof for the night for homeless kids. Photo: Fanni Olin Dahl/TT
07:45 CET+01:00
The Swedish government will give 120 million kronor ($14.57 million) over three years to charities working with homeless refugee youths in the country, Dagens Nyheter (DN) reports.

Six different organizations including the Red Cross, Save the Children and Stadsmissionen will share the funds.

The donation is for people who have lost their right to a home in Sweden – for example because they have been given a deportation decision in an asylum application – or those who cannot be deported because it is not possible to execute the order.

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The money will for example go towards providing homeless youths with a spot at a shelter for the night.

"We want to work effectively against homelessness among young adults. It’s a growing group, not least because many lone refugee children and youths came in the autumn of 2015," Sweden's Deputy Finance Minister Per Bolund told DN.

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