Dramatic Increase In Iraqi Asylum Seekers

Sweden has seen a big increase in the number of asylum seekers from Iraq, fleeing from the violence and bloodshed in their country.

It’s estimated that 30 Iraqis arrive in Sweden every day. Last month, around 1,000 fleed Iraq for Sweden.

Krister Isaakson from Sweden’s migration board said that many ecsaping the chaos in Iraq are seeking asylum in Sweden because they already have relatives, friends and aquaintances here.

Twice as many iraqi’s have applied for asylum in Sweden, this year, compared to last year.

The migration board met on Thursday to discuss iraqi passports which it says are easy to forge.

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