Wednesday 08 December 2021

Troublemakers at refugee centre are moved to new locations


Most of the 30 or so failed asylum seekers who were causing trouble at a refugee centre in Weert, Limburg, have been moved to other locations, the central refugee agency COA has told local broadcaster 1Limburg.

Some of the men have been placed in the two centres  in Amsterdam and Hoogeveen where there is extra supervision, the others were spread across the country, the COA said.

Weert’s mayor had called on the government to take action to deport the group after a string of incidents. Jos Heijmans told 1Limburg last month that the group is made up of young economic refugees from safe north African countries such as Morocco who are all scheduled to be sent back.

Other refugees in the centre no longer feel safe because of the fighting, drug abuse and theft, Heijmans said.

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