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.