Holiday Homes For Refugees Sparks Outrage

  • 7 Aug 2017 9:00 AM
Holiday Homes For Refugees Sparks Outrage
The Migration Aid organisation plans to organise holiday facilities near several municipalities situated along Lake Balaton for refugees who have been granted asylum. András Siewert, a member of the board of directors, told state TV news that several camps will be installed.

However, some local mayors and residents have vowed to campaign against the plan.

Migration Aid was formed to assist refugees when the first wave of mass migration reached Hungary in the summer of 2015. State media says it receives some financial support from foreign sources

Fidesz MP Jenõ Manninger wrote on his Facebook page on Friday that the local population was alarmed to learn that, having received an offer from an Austrian citizen, Migration Aid would receive families that have been granted refugee status in three wooden houses used as resort homes on land close to Keszthely in the coming weeks.

Local mayors expressed outrage to Zalai Hírlap and said they are prepared to resort to any legal means to prevent the opening of the resort areas.

“If these things are going to happen around us and can not be prevented by legitimate means, then we will certainly organise some kind of demonstration and movement,” Keszthely mayor Ferenc Ruzsics told the newspaper.

Source: Hungary Around the Clock

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MTI photo: Varga György

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