The increasing number of refugees in Sweden is putting a strain on the school system, according to a report by SVT. Almost a quarter of refugees in Sweden are children between 7 and 16 years of age, and last year nearly 22,000 children of school age arrived in Sweden. “The big problem lies in the recruitment of staff. We try to find people who can both speak the language and provide counselling and that is not easy to find. Especially when you are in a small town, far from the university cities”, said Emil Alm, vice principal at the Hillerstorp school to SVT.