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World Refugee Day 2007 National Activities: Sweden

World Refugee Day, 20 June 2007

Swedish NGO Paperless Stockholm organized a rally to demand residence permits and rights for all refugees. Up to 800 people attended the rally to support a year-long campaign against discrimination.

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Sweden: Mahmoud's EscapePlay video

Sweden: Mahmoud's Escape

Mahmoud was one of more than 300,000 Syrian refugees who have sought safety in Egypt since the conflict in his homeland began three years ago. The nine-year-old was so desperate to attend school that he risked his life to get to Europe. He was stopped and sent back to Egypt but is now making a fresh start in Sweden.