Sweden, a favourite destination for refugees flooding into Europe, can no longer house all those arriving and many will have to find their own accommodation, the country’s migration agency said on Thursday.

Sweden has already imposed temporary border controls in response to the record influx of refugees, while authorities plan to shelter thousands of people in heated tents as well as venues such as ski resorts and a theme park.

But now even these options have run out.

“We have entered a new phase where the migration agency no longer can provide housing for all. We don’t have enough beds,” its operating officer Michael Ribbenvik said in a statement.

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