The government's pressure on local councils to accept more of the unaccompanied asylum seekers under the age of 18 seems to bear fruit. The local councils in the Stockholm region have agreed to take on twice as many as before. This means they will be prepared to receive a third of the 2800 unaccompanied minors that are expected to come to Sweden this year.
The Migration Board hopes the initiative will inspire other parts of the country to do more. There are currently 720 children and youngsters waiting to move out of their temporary accommodation to a place in a local council.