Inhuman Conditions in A Dutch Center Cause the Death of a Baby


The death of a three-month-old baby at an overcrowded centre for asylum seekers in the Netherlands is being investigated, as medical charity Doctors without Borders (MSF) were deployed at the controversial facility for the first time.

The unnamed infant’s death is the latest incident at the Ter Apel centre in northern Netherlands, where conditions have been denounced by MSF as “inhuman” and staff have walked out due to the failures of the service.

Those seeking asylum have been forced to sleep in the open, while tents have been banned as they impede the view of CCTV and there is evidence of the pegs being used as weapons. On Wednesday, more than 700 people slept outside.

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