Dutch to double places for asylum-seekers

A woman and her children look on as migrants and refugees wait to cross the Greece-Macedonia border in the rain on November 27, 2015The Netherlands will double the number of beds and shelters for tens of thousands of asylum-seekers after striking a deal with local authorities, officials said Friday amid a burgeoning refugee crisis. As Europe grapples with its biggest flow of migrants since World War II, the Dutch government is also freeing up a further 350 million euros ($370 million) for this year to help it meet the challenge. An additional 42,500 spaces will be created for new asylum-seekers arriving in the country, of which 10,000 will only be available for three to six months.

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