The municipality of Amsterdam is concerned about its Eritrean residents, calling them a "vulnerable group that needs extra attention and guidance to make a good start in the Netherlands". Most Eritreans in Amsterdam are poorly integrated and struggle with health problems and debt
Of the nearly 29 thousand Syrians who officially registered with a Dutch municipality over the last two years, nearly forty percent of them are children under 18 years of age, Statistics Netherlands revealed on Wednesday. This is more than double the proportion of children arriving from other nations.
Although there has been a large stream of asylum seekers coming into the Netherlands over the last weeks, there is no shortage of shelter. Tented camps in cities will not be necessary to house the masses of refugees.