Dutch plans to house refugees on cruise ships described as ‘absurd’ and illegal

Norwegian Pearl in Amsterdam, June 2019 (Courtesy NCL)Plans to house refugees arriving in the Netherlands on cruise ships have been described as “absurd” and illegal, as the Dutch government laid out its solution to overcrowded asylum centres.

Three large ships have already been commissioned and one is due to be anchored in Velsen, near IJmuiden in North Holland, although ministers are struggling to find further willing ports.

Full story at https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/22/dutch-plans-house-refugees-cruise-ships-netherlands