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,,Refugees do not change the living environment”

By Laurens Groeneveld, Jannie Schipper, Daan Keijzer, Leo Blank, Virginia Groenendijk | 26 February, 2024

The Dutch province Noord-Holland is facing a big task: they need to host 16.290 refugees because of the so-called ‘Spreidingswet’. A law which ensures that all municipalities in the Netherlands equally host refugees. There are many reasons for local residents to be angry and to call out for camera surveillance. But, those demands are unnecessary, according to research. ,,Refugees do not change the living environment”.

Read the whole story at Noordhollands Dagblad and Leidsch Dagblad. Municipalities in the province Noord-Holland also published reports regarding their own reception centres. Click on the links to read the story of the municipality. Huizen, Heiloo, Driehuis, Medemblik, Katwoude.

In co-operation with Mediahuis Nederland and Lost in Europe.

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