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MPs okay better conditions for young asylum seekers

APPROVING changes in asylum policy, legislators approved better conditions for dealing for young refugees that end up in Slovakia unaccompanied in a May 14 vote.

The number of asylum applications has dropped.(Source: TASR)

According to the legislation, underage refugees without a companion will not be placed in special facilities for immigrants but will be able to remain in facilities administered by bodies pertaining to children’s social and legal protection and social care while their asylum application is being processed.

Young unaccompanied asylum seekers will be able to stay in children’s homes after becoming adults if they apply for this and are granted consent by the given facility. Children’s homes should also be obliged to create favourable conditions for young asylum seekers to meet representatives of international organisations.

Meanwhile, the Interior Ministry has recorded only a small number of young unaccompanied asylum seekers in Slovakia over the past few years. In 2012, five applications were filed by underage asylum seekers, while in 2013 there were four, and in 2014 eleven such cases.

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