Bulgaria’s refugee centres are 93% per cent full

Ninety-three per cent of the capacity of the refugee centres in Bulgaria is filled, State Agency for Refugees head Petya Purvanova said on September 16 2016.

Purvanova, who has headed the agency since March 2016 and who in 2013 was interior minister in the caretaker government, said in a television interview that generally August and September are peak months and the refugee centres in Bulgaria had begun to fill since June.

In winter, the rate of incoming refugees decreases. There were national plans to respond in the event of increased migratory pressure and there would be no tensions, Purvanova said.

Bulgaria’s refugee centres have a total capacity of 5130 places plus 60 more in the gated centre already set up.

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