Utopia Challenged - Sweden's Relationship With Refugees : News Photo
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Utopia Challenged - Sweden's Relationship With Refugees

KLADESHOLMEN, SWEDEN - FEBRUARY 10: Refugee boys play football and ride a bicycle as a man practices Nordic march on February 10, 2016 in Kladesholmen, Sweden. Last year Sweden received 162,877 asylum applications, more than any European country proportionate to its population. According to the Swedish Migration Agency, Sweden housed more than 180,000 people in 2015, more than double the total in 2014. The country is struggling to house refugees in proper conditions during the harsh winter; summer holiday resorts, old schools and private buildings are being turned into temporary shelters for asylum seekers as they wait for a decision on their asylum application. Sweden is facing new challenges on its migration policy after the massive arrival of refugees last year, forcing the country to drastically reduce the number of refugees passing through its borders. Stricter controls have had a significant effect on the number of arrivals, reducing weekly numbers from 10,000 to 800. The Swedish migration minister announced in January that the government will reject up to 80,000 refugees who applied for asylum last year, proposing strict new residency rules. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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Credit:David Ramos / Stringer
Editorial #:510604422
Collection:Getty Images News
Date created:February 10, 2016
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Source:Getty Images Europe
Object name:89269001
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