Number of Migrants Who Left Bulgaria's Accommodation Centers Bubbles

Society | October 23, 2016, Sunday // 10:07|  views

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Twice as many migrants left accommodation centers in Bulgaria last week compared to the previous two weeks, authorities say.

An upward trend in the number of migrants abandoning the centers was also registered earlier in October.

The number of detentions of migrants within Bulgaria's territory also decreased between October 10 and October 16, their usual numbers being by the hundreds on a weekly basis. 

As many as twenty-three people were detained on the Bulgarian-Romanian border over that period. The figure includes the seven Turkish nationals silently handed over to TUrkey. 

No refugee status was handed to protection seekers over the same period, Interior Ministry data, quoted by news website, shows.

This comes amid reports that the number of detained migrants steeply rose in the first week of October.

Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova earlier issued a document that triggers "level 2" alert over an expected inflow of migrants.

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