The Swedish national flag | Photo: | Valerio Rosati/Zoonar/picture alliance
As malnutrition rates in Afghanistan reach record highs, aid distribution has been severely impacted by a Taliban edict banning women from working for NGOs | Photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi
Ylva Johansson, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, Gunnar Strommer, Sweden’s Minister of Justice and Maria Malmer Stenergard, Sweden’s Minister of Migration, attend a press conference at the first informal ministerial meeting during the Swedish EU Presidency, Stockholm, Sweden, January 26, 2023 | Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT News Agency/via REUTERS
 A meeting of the European Council in Brussels. IOM looks forward to cooperating with the Swedish EU Presidency during its six-month term | Photo: Archive ANSA / European Union.
Denmark recently withdrew the residence permit of many Syrian refugees after declaring the country safe | Photo: Jens Dresling/AP Photo/picture alliance
Sweden's Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson attends the Summit of the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) in Riga, Latvia, 19 December 2022 | Photo: EPA/VALDA KALNINA
Sweden, with a population of just under 10 million, limited migration after more than 160,000 people applied for asylum in 2015 | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/J.Ekstromer
Idris Hassan is an Iraqi Kurd who says he was working happily in Sweden before being deported to Italy | Photo: Emma Wallis / InfoMigrants
Demonstrators in Copenhagen protest against the deportation of Syrian families to their homeland last year | Photo: Thibault Savary/AFP/Getty Images
Party leader of the Sweden Democrats Jimmie Akesson arrives at a polling station during the general elections in Stockholm, Sweden, 11 September 2022 | Photo: ARCHIVE/EPA/TIM ARO
Sweden last had ID checks in place at the border in 2015 and 2016  | Photo: picture alliance/N. Hougaard
Afghanistan remains volatile, with violent attacks taking place across the country almost daily | Photo: Omar Sobhani/REUTERS