The living conditions of the Asylum Seeker Residence in Bad Belzig
During a visit by German President Gauck, some refugees told media, that the shown rooms are not honest representations. They say, that there is sometimes no water, the kitchens are dirty and rooms are too small. Most of them are not allowed to work.
During ongoing asylum debate in Germany, the German president Joachim Gauck visits a Residence for Asylum Seekers in Bad Belzig, Brandenburg. Gauck makes a tour thorugh the asylum shelter in the Weitzgrunder Weg and talks to the residents.
In the Residence live acutally 135 Refugees, mostly from Syria and Afghanistan and wait for the German authorities to decide about their asylum application.
Critics say the Asylum Shelter is not representative because most residences for Asylum Seekers in Brandenburg in very poor condition and the one in Bad Belzig, build in a Scandinavian holiday home style is regarded as a showpiece.
In Brandenburg currently live around 1800 Refugees, most of them (444) are from Afghanistan.