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The Belgian State Secretary for Asylum and Migration Nicole De Moor has decided that single male asylum seekers will no longer receive shelter in her country.
She called the decision a “necessary measure” as the Belgian system can no longer process the huge inflow of asylum seekers. De Moor wants the focus to be on families with children.
Fedasil – the agency responsible for managing asylum reception in Belgium – has received the directive to no longer grant single men access to its services.
“It is not a decision I wanted to take, but I don’t want to be behind the curve. That is why I am already taking the decision to reserve all available spots for families with children. I absolutely want to avoid children ending up on the streets,” De Moor stressed.
Belgium has been harbouring an increasing number of asylum seekers; on August 28, 260 people demanded shelter and 155 of them were families with children younger than 18.
The steady inflow means the country soon will reach its capacity limits, experts say.
De Moor compared Belgium, which has received 19,000 asylum seekers so far this year, with Portugal, which has taken in 1,500, despite both countries having more or less the same number of citizens.
The Irish Government lied to Irish citizens when they said they had international legal obligations to accept single undocumented male migrants
Belgium is refusing to house anymore single male asylum seekers
— Paul (@PeterPaulGuy) August 29, 2023
Latest figures from IPAS for 3rd week of August.
23,194 now claiming asylum, mainly Africans and Georgians.
Of the 261 arrivals last week 146 were single males.
— MichaeloKeeffe (@Mick_O_Keeffe) August 30, 2023
Belgium suspends shelter for single male asylum seekers
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