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Self imposed situation.

Increase in violence in Swedish asylum centres

 Increase in violence in Swedish asylum centres

The surge of migrants into Europe fleeing war-torn regions has increased the pressure on the Swedish migration system. Photo: Soeren Bidstup / AFP / Scanpix Denmark

Published: 01 Aug 2015 11:09 GMT+02:00

“It’s a very volatile situation,” Monica Karum Bergvall of the Swedish Migration Board. “There are long delays and overcrowding. Many people feel bad and feel a great deal of frustration. Then they may become intimidating to our officers or other residents.”

“There may also be unreported events that occur when we do not have staff in place. We do not have around-the-clock staffing,” says Bergvall told Dagens Nyheter.

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