Refugee crisis - Five years on

Totte and his family took in two young asylum seekers in their home

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When Sweden received a record number of asylum seekers in 2015, some of them ended up staying with private families.

Back in 2015, Totte Enevärn worked in Östersund in a home for young asylum seekers who had come to Sweden without their families. He and his wife had three young children of their own when they were asked to take in one of the unaccompanied minors into their home.

Totte says they did not hesitate long before they said yes. His own kids, all under the age of ten, enjoyed having another person to play football and video games with.

When he eventually got a permanent residence permit and moved out, the family decided to take in another young asylum seeker. But this time, his asylum application was rejected, and after two years in the family, he was told to leave the country.

"It was very hard to explain to the children," says Totte Enevärn today.

But overall, it was a good experience for the family, he says, and the children have received two new "brothers", although one of them is now in Germany.

Press play to find out the one thing Totte Enevärn regrets in all this.