The cabinet wants each of the twelve provinces to find 100 places to receive asylum seekers this weekend. That would mean a total of 1200 extra sleeping places. The cabinet speaks of an “emergency situation” in the application center in Ter Apel, where there is not enough space to receive asylum seekers who have just arrived.
“The cabinet considers it of the utmost importance that these places are realized quickly,” it said in a written statement. The cabinet’s urgent appeal is the result of an emergency meeting between State Secretary Broekers-Knol of Asylum Affairs, the Ministers Grapperhaus of Security and Justice and Ollongren of the Interior and several Commissioners of the King.
Application center overcrowded
For days, the ministers involved have been trying to find a solution for the unsafe situation in Ter Apel, where for weeks hundreds of asylum seekers have been spending more nights than there is room for. At the beginning of this week there were 750, while there is only room for 275 people. The Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers was unable to accommodate the excess of people at other locations in the Netherlands.
On Monday, Minister Grapperhaus asked the chairmen of the 25 security regions to arrange between 800 and 1500 sleeping places in the short term.
Cabinet makes an urgent appeal: please 100 asylum places per province
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