Fedasil and its partners have received close to 22,000 asylum seekers in Belgium. For the most part these are people who have fled the conflicts in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan.
Every year, Belgium takes in increasing numbers of vulnerable refugees for resettlement. These refugees are mainly Syrians.
4267 migrants returned voluntarily in 2016 and the number of voluntary returns continue to increase, more particularly to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Fedasil publishes the first part of her study on caring for vulnerable persons.
In 2016, departures from Fedasil’s asylum network greatly outnumbered the arrivals. As a result, the reception capacity has been revised downwards.
On Tuesday 17 January, Fedasil received the President of the Republic of Malta.
Fedasil has been involved in producing a brochure advising asylum seekers on their rights and the risks associated with work.
Since a decreasing number of people apply for asylum in Belgium, Fedasil reduces the reception capacity for asylum seekers.
At the end of September, Fedasil employees went to France to learn about their programme for voluntary return.
The IOM visited several reception centres for refugees to inform the residents about voluntary return and reintegration in Afghanistan.