曼斯頓處理中心在移民被安置到新住所後空無一人

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曼斯頓處理中心在移民被安置到新住所後空無一人

成千上萬的移民在秋季被安置在前軍用機場的帳篷里,導致了過度擁擠和疾病的爆發。

一位消息人士說,曼斯頓--旨在讓移民最多關押24小時--今後將以擁堵開始前 "更多地像平常一樣 "的方式來使用。

對設施的改進工程將繼續進行,同時在該地點關押的人越來越少或沒有。

最近幾周,肯特郡的設施一直受到爭議的困擾,包括一名住在那裡的男子在醫院死亡。對其死亡的調查已經啟動。

此前有消息稱,該中心關押了多達4000人,大約是其1600人容量的三倍。

還有報告稱,由於缺乏可供他們入住的住所,人們被拘留在那裡長達三個星期,儘管該設施旨在將那些通過小船抵達的人關押24小時左右,同時對他們進行安全和身份檢查。

然後,他們應該被轉移到內政部的庇護住宿系統,這通常意味着酒店--由於缺乏可用的住宿,如指定的旅館。

曼斯頓是一個前軍事基地,今年2月作為移民處理中心重新開放,以解決越來越多的移民乘坐小船到達英國的問題。2022年有超過40,000人通過這種方式穿越英吉利海峽。


Thousands of migrants had been placed in tents at the former military airfield during the autumn, leading to overcrowding and outbreaks of disease.

A source said Manston - which was designed for migrants to be held for a maximum of 24 hours -would be used in future in a way that was "more business as usual" before the congestion started.

Improvement works to the facilities are set to continue while there are fewer or no people held at the site.

The facility in Kent has been dogged by controversy in recent weeks, including the death in hospital of a man who was staying there. An investigation into his death has been launched.

It comes on top of revelations that the centre was holding up to 4,000 people, around three times its 1,600 person capacity.

There were also reports of people being detained there for up to three weeks due to shortages in accommodation for them to move in to, even though the facility is designed to hold those who arrive via small boats for around 24 hours while they undergo security and identity checks.

They are then supposed to be moved into the Home Office's asylum accommodation system, which often means a hotel - due to a shortage of available accommodation, such as designated hostels.

Manston, which is a former military base, reopened as a migrant processing centre in February this year to address the growing number of migrants reaching the UK in small boats. More than 40,000 people have crossed the Channel in this way in 2022.

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