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Refugees to make way for tourists

Tourists pay higher rates
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Stugbyn på Ursands camping. Foto: Lasse Sergård/Sveriges Radio.
Ursands camping houses 107 asylum seekers. File photo: Lasse Sergård/Swedish Radio

Thousands of asylum seekers living at camping sites around Sweden will soon need to move in order to make room for tourists.

The Swedish Migration Agency rents around 5,500 spots at camping grounds around the country, as well as other temporary accommodation, to house asylum seekers.

Since the camping sites are rented out at higher rates to tourists over the summer, the refugees will need to move out and the Migration Agency will need to find alternative accommodation for them.

According to the Agency, between 23,000 and 27,000 spots need to be swapped before the summer.

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