All asylum seekers have the right to reception

Asylum seekers :

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The Belgian Reception Act passed 12 January 2007 provides a legal framework for the reception of asylum seekers throughout the duration of the asylum process. Fedasil, the Federal Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers, provides accommodations depending on their needs. Caritas specializes in the reception of “vulnerable” asylum seekers: single women with or without children, as well as those in need of medical care. These asylum seekers live in individual adapted accommodations and are supported by our team. Caritas also manages a reception center for families and individuals.

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  • 10,668

    Asylum claims were made in Belgium between January and June 2018

  • 44%

    of asylum claims were submitted by unaccompanied foreign minors in June 2018

  • 275

    spots for individual reception are in place within the Caritas Network for particularly vulnerable asylum seekers.

Behind each figure, a story

Caritas International Belgium Shamim’s story

Shamim’s story

“A place that belongs to you. That’s yours.” That is how Shamim defines home. Born a refugee, stateless, he is part of the Bihari minority…

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Caritas International Belgium Zahra’s Story

Zahra’s Story

Zahra* is originally from Iraq. She crossed the Mediterranean with her four children to rejoin her husband, Zuher, who had left a few months earlier.…

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Caritas International Belgium Haedr’s Story

Haedr’s Story

21 different nationalities are currently represented at the Caritas center for asylum seekers at Scherpenheuvel, where people from all over the world – from Afghanistan…

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