Fedasil: Review 2019

In its Review 2019, Fedasil presents the most important events and figures on reception, voluntary return and resettlement of the past year. The overview shows an increase in the number of people entitled to reception and for whom more than 5000 temporary places were opened in 2019.

Creation of reception places

In 2019, Fedasil's reception network gradually reached saturation point, due to the (relative) increase in asylum applications, as well as the longer time taken by the asylum authorities to process applications and the closure of many reception places imposed after the 2015-2016 crisis. As a result, Fedasil has been forced to open new reception centres on an emergency and temporary basis - more than 5,000 places were created in 2019.

Fewer voluntary return

The number of voluntary returns from Belgium decreased in 2019. A little less than 2,500 migrants decided to return home with the assistance of the voluntary return programme. 46% of them received additional support to facilitate their reintegration into their country of origin.

The Fedasil 2019 Review is available in English, French and Dutch. It is available in the attachment (pdf), as a dynamic version and on the website: www.fedasil.be. A hardcopy version is available in French and Dutch (not in English). You can obtain it by sending a request to [email protected].

Publication Date: Fri 07 Aug 2020
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