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The overcrowding at the Traiskirchen refugee camp in Lower Austria near Vienna may soon be alleviated since the new coalition government’s programme calls for the opening of a refugee centre in southern Austria.

Plans for new refugee camp to help Traiskirchen

The overcrowding at the Traiskirchen refugee camp in Lower Austria near Vienna may soon be alleviated since the new coalition government’s programme calls for the opening of a refugee centre in southern Austria.

There is opposition to such a new centre in both Carinthia and Styria, but ÖVP Interior Minister Maria Fekter is reportedly determined to go ahead with it.

Franz Schabhüttl, in charge of the care section at the Traiskirchen camp, says that the 900 refugees currently housed there exceed the number that can be properly cared for. He adds that there is even more of a need for a new centre in the south since human-traffickers have been using the southern route into Austria from Italy more recently.

Schabhüttl also claims a new centre in the south would save money since it would make transport of many refugees across Austria no longer necessary.

Many provinces, such as Carinthia, have failed to meet their quotas for acceptance of refugees, Schabhüttl says. If they had, Traiskirchen would have 200 fewer refugees in residence.

The only other refugee centre in Austria besides Traiskirchen is in Upper Austria.

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