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A Swedish Tale

March 22nd, 2016

Episode 1218 of 1501 episodes

Sweden received more asylum seekers per capita than any other country last year. But an open borders policy was slowly rowed back as accommodation started to run out and the authorities struggled to cope with the arrival of so many newcomers. In the Swedish town of Ange, 1,000 asylum seekers are starting new lives within a community of 9,000 locals. Keith Moore finds out how locals and asylum seekers are getting on.

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