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Sweden struggles to house refugees as harsh Nordic winter looms

 Reuters 07 December 2019

Sweden has taken in about 145,000 asylum seekers so far this year, more than any other European country proportionate to its population. As that number grows, authorities have been forced into drastic measures such as using tents and churches to house asylum seekers. While refugees have broadly been met with kindness, the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats have surged in the polls and mainstream parties have moved to clamp down on immigration. Reuters speaks to those who have been forced to sleep rough in harsh wintry conditions. (676 Words) - By Johan Ahlander and Violette Goarant

Reuters_Sweden struggles to house refugees as harsh Nordic winter looms

Refugees sleep outside the entrance of the Swedish Migration Agency's arrival center for asylum seekers at Jagersro in Malmo, Sweden, November 20, 2019.  Credit: REUTERS/Stig-Ake Jonsson/TT News Agency

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