26 000 children seek refuge in Sweden

2016-01-06 21:05
(Stig Ake Jonsson, AP)

(Stig Ake Jonsson, AP)

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Brussels - Sweden's immigration minister says the equivalent of 1 000 classrooms full of unaccompanied minors have arrived in the country recently seeking refuge.

Justice and Migration Minister Morgan Johannson told reporters in Brussels on Wednesday that nearly 26 000 young migrants had come and "that is 1 000 classrooms arriving in Sweden in four months."

Sweden has noted a sharp drop in migrant arrivals since photo ID checks were introduced.

Denmark on Monday tightened checks on its border with Germany, blaming some Swedish measures and broader concerns about security because of migrant flows.

Johannson said that 115 000 asylum-seekers had arrived in four months, forcing Sweden to take exceptional border control measures.

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