Media reports that local authorities in Austria are protesting against the installation of tents for Ukrainian refugees.
Since the Austrian Refugee Support Agency announced at the end of September that the initial reception centers were full, and the municipalities did not want to provide apartments for asylum seekers, the authorities returned to the practice of 2015 and began to place people in tents. From October 15, they began to be installed in the federal states of Carinthia, Tyrol, Vorarlberg and Upper Austria. It is assumed that young men will be accommodated in tents, while women, children and families of refugees will continue to be allocated housing in stationary houses.
“We already have a lot of problems with past accommodation and they are just setting up additional tents in St. George because they no longer have a solution,” the burgomaster said.
According to Austrian law, the state accepts refugees, but their accommodation is handled by the municipalities. There is a quota for each federal state. Thus, Vienna has already exceeded it by 179 percent, while in Carinthia the quota was closed only by 62 percent.