77 Illegal Immigrants Detained on Bulgarian-Turkish Border in 1 Day

Society | September 20, 2013, Friday // 12:41| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: 77 Illegal Immigrants Detained on Bulgarian-Turkish Border in 1 Day File photo

Bulgarian Border Police have detained a total of 77 foreign nationals who were illegally crossing Bulgarian-Turkish border during the last 24 hours, the Interior Ministry announced.

The detainees included 72 Syrians.

The total capacity of refugee shelters of the State Refugee Agency and of special homes of the Interior Ministry is 2230 beds. It has already been exceeded by 248 beds.

Bulgaria is undertaking measures to accommodate all potential refugees that might arrive from Syria seeking shelters from the devastating civil war conflict.

The Bulgarian Red Cross raises funds for providing accommodations for the refugees. Citizens can give BGN 1 by sending a text message to the number 1466 available for all Bulgarian mobile networks.

Bulgarian officials have said the country may have to provide shelter for as many as 10,000 Syrians by the end of the year.

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