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834 migrants are now sleeping rough due to lack of State facilities providing shelter




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More than 800 newly arrived applicants for international protection are currently without a place to stay offered by the state, reports RTE.

According to the Department of Integration’s most recent statistics, 834 asylum seekers remain unaccommodated after the Government stopped providing housing to all qualified newcomers in December due to a lack of spaces.

Since Tuesday, when 742 people lacked accommodations, that number is up by 92, reports RTE.

Only two of the people who had not been given a place to stay since December 4th had been given one during that period.

A “vulnerability triage” resulted in the offering of a spot to seven newcomers, reports RTE.

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