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Swedish reindeer herders call for rescue package after drought

Niila Inga, chair of the Swedish Sami Association, with his reindeer last winter. Photo: Per Larsson / TT / kod 11390

Published: 16.Aug.2018 17:37 hrs

Sweden's indigenous Sami reindeer herders have called for urgent economic support to counter the effects of the unusually warm summer this year, as well as long-term measures to mitigate climate change.

"If we don’t get aid, how can we make sure that the reindeer survive this winter?" Niila Inga, chair of the Swedish Sami Association, told The Local on Thursday after meeting government officials in Stockholm to make his case. 
 
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