Click here to see yesterday’s video. Below, you find an English translation of what is said.
These are images from the inside, no real bad stuff visible, but still, there is a lot wrong.
Then the woman:
Lack of privacy, lack of living expenses, too much noise makes people sleep badly, and some of them are already in bad mental state, sometimes they end up in a depression.
In Heumensoord, there are almost 3000 people among whom are almost 700 kids. A lot of them have been there for months.
If you speak to people here, they say they are thankful, because everything is better than war. Still, most of the refugees say that this many people in one spot is too much.
The sanitary facilities are good for a school camp. But does not give privacy when you are there for a months. Some groups have it extra bad.
That means homosexual asylum seekers, people with psychological problems, pregnant women, children, but we have not researched that, because the children Ombudsman will also come with a report,
This mother does not need that report to see what’s wrong.
Children are scared and can’t sleep because of the wind.
COA says that we have built this when 3000 people a week came to The Netherlands.
This has been put up quickly, with help from the military and the surrounding cities, since then we have been working there. We have learned a lot and are better prepared now.
COA can not promise that we don’t need camps this size in the future. A lot of asylum seekers have other, bigger worries, by the way.
July one Heumensoord will be made ready for vierdaagse again.