Dutch asylum company hid violent incidents in opposition to youngsters – EURACTIV.com


The Central Company for the Reception of Asylum Seekers hid at the very least 20 violent incidents concentrating on minor asylum seekers from the Well being Ministry, the NRC each day reported.

Reserved for asylum seekers who trigger “nuisance” at common asylum centres, the centre in Hoogeveen, a city within the province of Drenthe, resembles a jail and is strictly supervised.

Nevertheless, the violence used on youngsters on the centre had by no means been reported by the asylum reception company, whether or not to the kids’s guardians or the Well being Ministry.

The company acknowledged that it acted incorrectly in two circumstances, together with when it didn’t report {that a} minor had a bag positioned over his head to maintain him beneath management, it stated that the incidents didn’t end result from “deliberate motion”, reporting from NRC reveals. The opposite 18 incidents have been “not value reporting”.

The Well being Ministry claims it was unaware of the incidents.

Nonetheless, the reviews prompted Dutch lawmakers to debate the difficulty.

Throughout query time, Volt MP Marieke Koekkoek requested State Secretary Eric van der Burg how he would repair the lack of communication that has surrounded the reporting of violent incidents in asylum reception services.

In response, van der Burg stated he would convene with the asylum company and the ministry to higher coordinate on the matter.

EURACTIV has reached out to the asylum company however didn’t obtain a response by the point of publication.

(Sofia Stuart Leeson | EURACTIV.com)

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