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Lack of right opportunities Many refugees rely on social assistance

Social welfare cases in Switzerland are on the rise, and the numbers are quite high among refugees. (SRF/

In 2016, the number of people in Switzerland claiming welfare increased slightly compared to 2015, at 3.3% of the population. Levels among refugees are particularly high because it is proving difficult to rapidly integrate them into the labour market.

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