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A migrant collapses from exhaustion, moments after arriving by raft on the Greek island of Lesbos Reuters

A Swedish far-right party has started distributing anti-refugee leaflets on the Greek island of Lesbos and other border locations in Europe which have faced a surge in the arrivals of asylum seekers in the past months.

Members of the Eurosceptic, anti-immigration Sweden Democrats have been sent to 20 locations along Europe's external border to hand out the leaflets to asylum seekers, according to party spokesman Joakim Wallerstein.

Headed with the slogan "No money, no jobs, no homes", the leaflet warns that Sweden's society "is falling apart". "Our wealth is gone. We have to borrow money to provide education and basic healthcare for our citizens. Due to decades of mass immigration our previously safe country is not safe anymore," it reads. "Sweden is temporarily helping those who flee war and terror, but we can currently only offer tents and camp beds. And you will eventually be sent back home."

The leaflet goes on to say "forced marriages and polygamy will never be accepted". "Halal slaughter, wearing niqab or burqa in public places will be forbidden in our country," it concludes.

In an August poll, the Sweden Democrats were the country's largest party with 25% support. In last year's election, the far-right party won 13% of the vote becoming third largest party on an anti-immigration agenda.

Sweden has seen the number of asylum seekers reach record levels and accepted the highest number of refugees per capita in the European Union last year. Mainstream Swedish parties have refused to cooperate with the Sweden Democrats because of their xenophobic policies.

Lesbos and other Greek islands are facing a surge in the influx of refugees and migrants attempting to cross into Europe from Turkey. More than 600,000 people have reached Greece so far in 2015.

The EU is expecting three million more migrants and refugees to arrive in the 28-nation bloc by the end of 2016.