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Govt say they’re ‘very concerned’ over prospect of migrants sleeping in tents




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The Tánaiste has expressed concern over the possibility of asylum seekers having to sleep in tents, citing health and safety risks, reports RTE.

The government is committed to doing everything in its power to prevent this from happening.

The Department of Integration has announced that it can no longer provide accommodation to all international protection applicants due to a severe shortage, reports RTE.

As a result, tents and sleeping bags will be provided to those who require them. Over the weekend, 107 people were accommodated, but from today, the State will not be able to accommodate everyone.

However, women and children will still be provided with accommodation, reports RTE.

Currently, there are over 100,000 people being accommodated in Ireland, with over 74,000 of them being Ukrainians who have fled the war there, and around 26,000 being international protection applicants.

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