Reception Centers

Switzerland Follows Germany’s Example in Tightening its Asylum Policy

June 4, 2024

Beat Jans, Swiss Federal Asylum Minister, announced working to implement asylum procedures 24 hours a day in all asylum centers across Switzerland, in order to complete the asylum procedures as quickly as possible without the possibility of being accepted for asylum. He also announced the implementation of all procedural steps within a short period. The […]

Measles Outbreak in a Reception Center for Asylum Seekers in Berlin

May 19, 2024

Measles has returned and is striking reception centers for asylum seekers. Health authorities discovered an outbreak of the disease in the reception center in Reinickendorf, Berlin, and isolated 80 refugees who had not been vaccinated against the disease. The State Office for Refugee Affairs Berlin (LAF) announced that a refugee had contracted measles in Reinickendorf […]

News Report Details Tegel Airport’s Transformation into a Refugee City

May 12, 2024

Investigative journalist Ann Catherine Palmer’s report sheds light on the hurdles confronting refugees in the Tegel region, situated northwest of Berlin. Tegel, now transformed into an expansive tent city, adheres to a rigid daily schedule, featuring designated meal times offering bread and cold cuts for breakfast, followed by falafel for lunch. Despite this routine, numerous […]

Study: German Municipalities Struggle with Limited Capacity to Support Asylum Seekers

May 1, 2024

Research conducted by the newspaper “Wilt” has shown that the majority of German states are unable to fulfill their promises to accommodate asylum seekers. Establishing new initial reception centers has become difficult due to the rejection of local residents, and the shortage of reception centers is expected to worsen during the summer. The research also […]

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