Belgium: Detained children to be released

Families who are in Belgium illegally and have children will no longer have to stay in closed asylum centres from next month. This has been decided by Minister of Asylum and Immigration Policy Annemie Turtelboom (Flemish liberal).

From October, families with children, staying in Belgium will be provided accommodation in housing units. Those awaiting repatriation to their countries of origin will no longer be locked up in closed asylum centres