59 Syrian Asylum Seekers Enter Bulgaria in 1 Day

Society | October 29, 2013, Tuesday // 15:08
Bulgaria: 59 Syrian Asylum Seekers Enter Bulgaria in 1 Day Bulgarian border police are on high alert over the refugee influx. File photo by www.nsgp.mvr.bg

A total of 63 refugees have entered Bulgaria through its border with Turkey over the past 24 hours, according to Bulgarian border police.

These included 59 Syrians, authorities say.

Bulgaria has the capacity to accommodate about 5 000, while over 6 500 refugees have arrived in the country since the beginning of 2013, with local authorities expecting the number to exceed 11 000 by the end of the year.

The total capacity of 4 100 in the shelters under the authority of the Interior Ministry and the State Agency for Refugees has been exceeded by 586 beds. -

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