Russia: Undocumented immigrants flood Moscow tent city00:58

Russia: Undocumented immigrants flood Moscow tent city

Russian Federation, Moscow
August 5, 2013 at 17:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia: Undocumented immigrants flood Moscow tent city

Hundreds of foreign nationals are being detained in a specially built camp in Moscow following recent raids on buildings believed to house undocumented immigrants.

Moscow authorities are collaborating with the Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMERCOM) to erect tents for hundreds of people who have arrived in the capital without adequate documentation. Moscow's tent camp has 200 stalls and 100 composting toilets, in addition to an outdoor kitchen, rubbish bins and wash basins.

The number of immigrants arriving in the country has set a new challenge for state officials, with many foreign nationals having arrived from conflicted regions of the world. Most immigrants arriving to Moscow are from Syria, Egypt, Morocco, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam, with many awaiting for their asylum appeals to be considered.

The Federal Migration Service has prepared a new bill to create 83 institutions nationwide, to house the undocumented immigrants.

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Russia: Undocumented immigrants flood Moscow tent city

Hundreds of foreign nationals are being detained in a specially built camp in Moscow following recent raids on buildings believed to house undocumented immigrants.

Moscow authorities are collaborating with the Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMERCOM) to erect tents for hundreds of people who have arrived in the capital without adequate documentation. Moscow's tent camp has 200 stalls and 100 composting toilets, in addition to an outdoor kitchen, rubbish bins and wash basins.

The number of immigrants arriving in the country has set a new challenge for state officials, with many foreign nationals having arrived from conflicted regions of the world. Most immigrants arriving to Moscow are from Syria, Egypt, Morocco, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam, with many awaiting for their asylum appeals to be considered.

The Federal Migration Service has prepared a new bill to create 83 institutions nationwide, to house the undocumented immigrants.