In the application center in Ter Apel, a number of asylum seekers again spent the night on a chair in the waiting area. A spokesperson for the COA says that there were not enough beds available for everyone.
The group reported to the registration center last night. COA has sent 75 people to the crisis shelter in Amsterdam and 86 people to other locations, including Budel. The 32 people who remained had to make do with a chair. Today they are registered.
Recently, it has become more common that refugees, for whom there is no more room in Ter Apel, are not able to go directly to another reception location because there is no transport. Asylum seekers then stay behind and have to stay in the waiting area. At the end of last week that happened to 11 people.
Other municipalities regularly send buses to Ter Apel to take asylum seekers to other reception locations. The Transport and Support Service, which arranges the transport of prisoners for the Judicial Institutions Service, also assisted last week.
On May 11, it seemed for a while that people had to sleep in the open air, but in the end they got a place to sleep inside: