The former ING building along the Excelsiorlaan in industrial Keiberg was between march and november 2016 for the first time as a temporary shelter for refugees. When it got to 250 asylum seekers shelter. In two fights in as many days following, there were – despite the fears of the inhabitants of Zaventem – no significant problems. By the decrease of the number of asylum applications, which closed the centre for more than two years ago, the doors. But now again, more refugees seek asylum, is Fedasil to find additional childcare places. And so came the authority for the municipality of Zaventem strike.
“We were – having regard to the increase of the number of asylum applications – urgently looking for a new temporary shelter, and the building in the Excelsiorlaan is very quickly available,” says Groin Youth of Fedasil. “Moreover, it is a fairly large shelter, so we immediately two hundred refugees shelter can offer. Now We are going as fast as possible room in the building in places and the dining room in order, so that the end of this month, is already in use can be taken.”