Great Britain: Accommodation of refugees in hotels is controversial

A member of the Border Force helps a group of migrants disembark from a boat in Dover, south-east England (illustrative image). © Daniel Leal / AFP

In the autumn, 37,000 refugees were accommodated in British hotels, which, according to the BBC, cost the taxpayer £6 million every day. The use of these hotels is very controversial, especially when they are in the center. This is the case in Ipswich, a town of 140,000 inhabitants in the Suffolk region of eastern England.

More than 40,000 people have crossed the Channel to arrive on English soil since the start of the year. In turn, the processing of asylum applications has slowed down in the UK. In June, more than 122,000 files were being processed.

A report can be found in its entirety in European accents19:10 GMT.

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