in Early may, The Latest News is that the Brussels north station is still used as a shelter by transmigranten. It went from bad to worse when rumors circulated about an outbreak of tuberculosis, scabies and malaria among the people who stay there. Those rumors were soon quashed by the relief organisation ‘Doctors of the World’. But the bus drivers of The Line wanted no more stop at the north station.
Minister of Asylum and Migration, Maggie De Block (Open Vld) would solve the problem, she said pretty soon after the media continued messages about the abuses. And she's right now located on the chest.“I am very pleased with this major breakthrough. We give the Train now back to the commuters and the travelers. A train station is not a shelter. The circumstances were not human, nor for transmigranten, nor for the travelers and people who had to work.”
In the station itself are poetsdiensten meanwhile, with the clean-up started. The transmigranten be accommodated in different shelters for the homeless scattered all over Brussels. They can go there from 20 hours to 8 hours, the most vulnerable individuals and families during the day. “The shelter for the homeless is an unconditional care regardless of the status of the person. The intent is first and foremost humanitarian. Through samu social, the people are oriented to available places within the daklozennetwerk,” says spokesman Jo White of the Brussels government.