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Higher levels of theft and non-compliance with house rules among asylum seekers last year

2019 saw a 30% rise in the number of incidents in asylum seeker centres reported by the Central Agency for the Reception of ...

News item | 13-05-2020 | 09:43

The Netherlands and Greece join forces to improve reception of foreign minors

The Netherlands and Greece are forging a partnership for the purpose of improving the reception and protection of unaccompanied ...

News item | 07-05-2020 | 09:27

National coordination meeting emphasises urgent need for additional reception capacity for asylum seekers

At the national coordination meeting on migration and integration (Landelijke Regietafel Migratie en Integratie, LRT) that took ...

News item | 04-03-2020 | 11:15

Stricter regime for asylum seekers causing nuisance

From now on, asylum seekers who cause serious nuisance will be housed in an Enforcement and Supervision Location (HTL) in ...

News item | 18-12-2019 | 12:01

National coordination meeting: new reception centres needed

More capacity is needed for the reception of asylum seekers. The Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA) is ...

News item | 08-11-2019 | 10:45

Inspectorate report on departure process of Armenian children leads to measures

Ankie Broekers-Knol, the Minister for Migration, will be taking a number of measures to prevent situations such as the one around ...

News item | 05-11-2019 | 13:31

Lower accommodation target for permit holders

The number of permit holders that municipalities are required to provide suitable accommodation for in the first six months of ...

News item | 26-03-2019 | 17:00

Change in asylum policy on Afghan families with minor children

Requests for asylum from Afghan families with minor children will no longer be rejected on the basis that they could ostensibly ...

News item | 11-07-2018 | 13:15

Harbers: “Emphasis on the authentic story of LGBTs and converts”

The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (Immigratie- en Naturalisatiedienst (IND) is set to change the way it assesses the ...

News item | 04-07-2018 | 18:00

Tougher approach to asylum seekers causing disturbances

Minister for Migration Mark Harbers will be taking a tougher approach to any asylum seekers causing disturbances. These ...

News item | 08-06-2018 | 18:00