As Christiane Martin, head of the Office luxembourgeois de l’accueil et de l’intégration (OLAI), said in an interview with Radio 100,7 on Thursday, the move to the new lodgings should begin in a few days.
This comes after several scout clubs, as well as the Service national de la jeunesse and other organisations have provided OLAI with clubhouses and other venues to house the influx of asylum seekers.
Martin continued that there were “positive echoes” from several communes about also providing accommodation for asylum seekers. A more permanent solution with buildings around the country is being discussed with the department for public buildings.
At the end of September Luxembourg was overran by a wave of asylum seekers, mainly from Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Bosnia and Albania. Unable to deal with the high amount of requests the reception centre where asylum requests can be made was closed for several days in early October.
The human rights commission widely condemned this move. In its aftermath the administrative court ordered the government to take proper care of accommodation for asylum seekers.