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More Refugee Centres to Close in the Netherlands

More Refugee Centres to Close in the Netherlands

More Refugee Centres to Close in the Netherlands

More Refugee Centres to Close in the Netherlands according to a report made by the Volks newspaper (Volkskrant) on Wednesday 7 March, 2012. According to the report five refugee centres with about  2,400 places are set to close down this year due to a fall in the number of people seeking asylum.

Last year September, a total of seven centres with about 2,600 accommodation places was closed, reported the paper. It is still unclear on the number of jobs that will be affected as a result of this closure.

It was also reported that the number of refugees that came to the Netherlands in 2011, decreased with about 13% which is almost 12,000 people. At the moment, some 16,000 people are currently living in refugee centres. This is a decrease from the 84,000 that were recorded  in 2001.

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