Syrian Asylum Seekers in Bulgaria Protest over Slow Procedures

Society | September 26, 2013, Thursday // 14:06| Views: | Comments: 2
Bulgaria: Syrian Asylum Seekers in Bulgaria Protest over Slow Procedures Photo by BGNES

Syrian refugees from the reception center Pastrogor near Bulgaria's border with Turkey have staged a protest on Thursday.

The request of the Syrians is to be moved to the shelters in Sofia, where they claim the process for receiving refugee status is quicker, reports mediapol.bg.

Another cause for concern in Pastrogor is the capacity of the center. It is constructed to host a maximum of 270-300 persons, but has been accommodating around 500 for the past few months.

Some residents have been waiting for their asylum applications to be processed by the State Agency for Refugees for 4-5 months.

Last week, a new facility for receiving refugees opened doors in Sofia's Vrazhdebna neighborhood. Approximately 500 persons have been sheltered there.

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#2
deubugwtf - 26 Sep 2013 // 22:39:25

The xenophobia of Bulgarians takes one's breath away.

#1
Seedy - 26 Sep 2013 // 14:54:25

Easy-peasy!

1 - get them in an orderly queue (as if....)

2 - get them to fill in correct asylum applications.

3 - tell them their application was unsuccessful - since they want it speedy, just let them know as they hand the papers over.

4 - drive them to the Turkish border and tell them to cross back the same way they came.

Refugee Crisis? What refugees, what crisis?

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