Experts Question Belgium's Decision to Cut Refugee Reception

Vluchtelingenwerk Vlaanderen, a Belgian organisation that defends the interests of refugees, has questioned the asylum and migration secretary's decision to continue to reduce the number of reception places for refugees. Last month, Secretary Theo Francken unveiled plans to cut reception places to levels last seen before the migration crisis. 35,000 beds will be reduced to 16,600 beds. Vluchtelingenwerk Vlaanderen points to the 65 million people across the globe who are currently refugees. A fraction are heading for Europe and Belgium must take responsibility, the organisation says.