Left: Tom camp has kept the refugees away

Refugee camps in Vordingborg, for a cost of well over 20 million. kr. have immediately worked according to plan. Although there has not yet been a sole occupant

Left: Tom camp has kept the refugees away

Refugee camps in Vordingborg, for a cost of well over 20 million. kr. have immediately worked according to plan. Although there has not yet been a sole occupant

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
11 September 2019 Wednesday 20:00
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Left: Tom camp has kept the refugees away

Refugee camps in Vordingborg, for a cost of well over 20 million. kr. have immediately worked according to plan. Although there has not yet been a sole occupant.

so says the Liberal party udlændingeordfører, Mads Fuglede.

- It is very expensive to get the refugees to Denmark, so if it has worked as intended, then it's probably an expense that has been worth taking. We can't see, what we have saved, but we must expect that some have thought, 'I'll probably find a different country than where I need to sit in a tent', he says.

the Camp has existed since 2015. Here was the established haste, as the refugees began to go up the motorway from Rødby. But it reached, therefore, never to be inhabited.

nevertheless, one of the authorities chosen to maintain the camp, which has contributed to the fact that the total cost is up in the 20.8 million dollars.

See also: Camp without a refugee: Price 20 million.

camp beds in the camp in Vordingborg the Boxes. Photo: Per Rasmussen

According to Mads Fuglede, however, there is no reason to shut down the deserted camp with the first.

- If I did not have an expectation that there were several refugees here, so we were a place where one must consider whether it is necessary to have it anymore, But there are so many easing on the way from the government, so it can be silly to close it now. It may be that we will need it,he says.

- I ran a quite restrictive immigration policy, while In was in government, where there was not a single resident of the camp. Why would it exist in all the four years?

- I think, that you have to assess, that it was also the part of the restrictive refugee policy. I do not think that people have the desire to stay in tented camps, if they can stay in other places.

- So the idea has been to send a signal that if you will come, so you should expect to stay in a tent?

- Yes, it has also been a part of it.

Teltlejrens laundry room. Photo: Per Rasmussen

- But you can't understand, if someone thinks that it is baroque to have costs for some of the tents are empty and some washing machines that are not running?

- Yes, but we have had a period where we have been very uncertain as to when and how we got track of the influx. We did so eventually, but there is now someone who is gone in time to screw up in the gene. So it may well be that the becomes necessary.

But the camp must well not be there for time and eternity?

- No, it should not. We should have a government that believes seriously that we must have to keep track of the influx to Denmark. If we can get them to stamp into their own policy again, then it will also be logical to remove the tent camp.

In 2015, where the camp was established, sought 21.316 persons for asylum in Denmark compared with 7557 in 2013 and 14.792 in 2014.

Already in 2016, the number of asylum seekers, however, the 6266, and in 2018 it was 3559. To and with may in 2019, there have been 995 asylum applications in Denmark.

One of the rest rooms in the empty tent. Photo: Per Rasmussen.

the living area in the tent camp is decorated by the artist Ursula Reuter Christiansen. Photo: Per Rasmussen

Updated: 11.09.2019 20:00
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