Bulgaria: New wave of asylum-seekers has started, but country is prepared, refugee agency says

A new wave of refugees entering Bulgaria has already started, but the country is prepared to cope, according to the country’s State Agency for Refugees.

According to the agency, 1088 asylum-seekers crossed into Bulgaria in September 2014, double the number in June.

Recent weeks have seen an increase in the number of refugees after several months of a decrease, in contrast to the dramatic months of 2013 during which the refugee influx became one of the top issues on the national agenda.

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(Photo: UNHCR/D.Kashavelov)