2021.06.18 11:52

Refugee camp in Lithuania comes into use

BNS2021.06.18 11:52

A total of 73 migrants, including 27 people who are in self-isolation, have already been accommodated at the tent camp built at Lithuania’s Foreigners' Registration Center (URC) in Pabradė, spokesman for the State Border Guard Service (SBGS) told BNS on Friday.

According to Giedrius Mišutis, most of those accommodated in the tent camp were single men.

The tent camp installed at the centre has been divided into two blocks: a block for isolating migrants and a block for accommodation. The territory of the camp also features the necessary amenities, including showers, washrooms, toilets and catering premises.

The isolation block can house up to 60 people and the accommodation block – up to 290 people.

A total of 405 undocumented migrants, mainly Iraq citizens, have been detained in Lithuania after crossing from Belarus. In comparison, 81 people were detained in 2020, 46 in 2019, and 104 in 2018.

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