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Programme of housing asylum seekers deemed a success

National News // March 6, 2017

The Swiss programme of housing asylum seekers with families is being hailed as a success. Currently 22 cantons – out of 26 –have a system in place to give refugees a caring place to live.

Free stock pictures Programme of housing asylum seekers deemed a success

Two years ago there were only 2 cantons offering the programme. Now 234 people are living with a family.

The idea struggled to take off initially, down mainly to strict conditions – such as having a separate bathroom. Those requirements have since been lifted.

One family told the SonntagsBlick newspaper they believe the refugees integrate and learn the language faster when living in a home. 

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