Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania: Municipal day: pent-up demand for accommodation for refugees

Grevesmühlen/Upahl (dpa/mv) - The district association of the towns and municipalities in Northwest Mecklenburg sees a need to catch up in the provision of communal accommodation.

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania: Municipal day: pent-up demand for accommodation for refugees

Grevesmühlen/Upahl (dpa/mv) - The district association of the towns and municipalities in Northwest Mecklenburg sees a need to catch up in the provision of communal accommodation. "The Northwest Mecklenburg district only operates one facility in Wismar with around 400 places," said the municipal association in Grevesmühlen on Friday. In other districts in the north-east there are several and smaller locations.

The association pointed out that asylum seekers should only be accommodated in shared accommodation - in contrast to the Ukrainian refugees. Therefore, an acute need was created by the significantly increased allocation of people in the asylum procedure in November 2022.

The planned accommodation for another 400 people in Upahl, a town of 500, should only be a short-term measure. Here you stand behind the mayor of the place.

"Refugees should preferably be accommodated in medium-sized and basic centers because the infrastructure for the refugees is more available there than in rural locations," says the district association. In addition, there is a plea for more smaller locations, a capacity of 400 people is too much according to the municipal representatives.

After the protests against the planned refugee accommodation in Upahl, a town meeting is scheduled for Friday evening in Grevesmühlen. The situation should be explained at the event. The participants are District Administrator Tino Schomann (CDU) and representatives of the Ministry of the Interior, the local transport company Nahbus, the police and the Red Cross.

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