Asylum Previous Next Reception centre, Basel Initial contact in Switzerland: a security check at the centre (pictures: Dominic Büttner, pixsil) swissinfo.ch Ruswil, near Lucerne Asylum seekers wait in front of an office hoping to find a sympathetic ear for their problems. swissinfo.ch Reception centre, Basel Still life with Swiss army rug and a copy of the Koran. swissinfo.ch Allschwil, outside Basel Two youths from Belarus meet Muhammad Ali. swissinfo.ch Wolhusen, central Switzerland Asylum seekers from Nigeria and Sierra Leone in the classroom. swissinfo.ch Ruswil, central Switzerland A cultural mix in the kitchen. swissinfo.ch Wolhusen, central Switzerland A shared meal is a fixture in the daily routine. swissinfo.ch Reception centre, Basel, Killing time in the dining room. swissinfo.ch Picture 1 Picture 2 Picture 3 Picture 4 Picture 5 Picture 6 Picture 7 Picture 8 Caught between hope and fear. This content was published on September 8, 2006 - 12:23 You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here. Please join us! If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.