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Belgium grapples with crisis in its asylum system

Like many European countries, Belgium has been witnessing a crisis in its asylum system for several months. With welcome centres and public services overwhelmed, NGOs are sounding the alarm. They say more resources are needed to help process the many unaccompanied minors who come to Belgium. Three quarters of these new arrivals ​come from Afghanistan. Belgian law requires each unaccompanied minor to have a legal guardian before starting the asylum process – but there simply aren’t enough of them. FRANCE 24’s Alix Le Bourdon followed the demanding daily life of two of these guardians who hold parental authority over the young foreigners entrusted to them.

Source: France 24

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