Stories from the camp

Hello to a New Generation!

The report of the Ombudsman finally made official the inacceptable state of affairs that asylum seekers in the Netherlands have to cope with. It was made clear that people’s medical and psychological needs are far from being met. The government is now oblidged to acknowledge that they can’t make people wait for half a year… Continue reading Hello to a New Generation!

Solidarity & Protest · Stories from the camp

Time for the authorities to act: Create a human rights- friendly environment

A plea for making welcoming possible It’s official: The independent national human rights investigator (Nationale Ombudsman) declares that Heumensoord is not a good place when it comes to human rights. Media coverage follows accordingly (Following the link, you can read an English translation to RTL nieuws’ video). From our side, it is not a new… Continue reading Time for the authorities to act: Create a human rights- friendly environment

Stories from the camp

Video translation: RTL nieuws visits camp Heumensoord after report of critical human rights situation

Click here to see yesterday’s video. Below, you find an English translation of what is said. Voice over: 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… Continue reading Video translation: RTL nieuws visits camp Heumensoord after report of critical human rights situation