120,000 refugees and migrants have been received by Sweden to date and a massive 190,000 still expected to come in 2016, this creates a Syrian refugee bunk bed shortage with IKEA completely out of stock in many countries.
Swedish Migration Agency has become so desperate that it allowed around 50 refugees to sleep on the floor in its head office on Thursday, as it had failed to find any other accommodation for them. companies such as global manufacturer Equipment Supply Solutions (ESS) have been approached to find a solution to the growing problem. The companies CEO William Lewis explains that most organisations and charities require bunk beds and mattresses within a short time and do not allow for manufacture and shipping time. William Lewis went on to say that ESS has found a part solution by pre-manufacturing stock bringing the wait time down from 9 to 5 weeks. See the ESS website link below and keep a look out for the Rob Bliss promotions YouTube video due out soon which follows the Donald Trump campaign regarding refugees
Refugee bunk bed shortage – Germany has now downgraded its Syrian refugee status and welcoming policy
Germany has reduced its welcoming policy towards refugees from Syria by legislating a law allowing the families of migrants to join them in Germany, according to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ daily newspaper).
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung also revealed that the government is cutting back on legal protection normally available for newly arrived Refugees.
The main policy change reads; A Syrian refugee can only qualify for one residence permit for up to one year, and will not have the ability to invite the rest of their immediate family to join them in Germany. Equipment Supply Solutions (ESS Ltd) states; This will ease the pressure on the demand for refugee bunk beds at least in Germany.
“The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees has been ordered to only grant secondary protection for refugees from Syria’s civil war,” the FAZ cited an interior ministry document as saying.
Historically, Germany had given “full protection” to refugees, which included three-year residence permit and the right of family reunification.
German and Swedish government departments have been welcoming towards the Syrian refugees coming to their respective countries so far but their accommodation and bunk bed resources are diminishing fast.
With a population of 79.5 million, Germany alone may receive 1.5 million Syrian asylum seekers in this and next year. Germany has accepted more asylum applications than any other EU nation, critics are pointing to the very high number of uneducated refugees arriving in the country and most are illiterate.
According to the latest data cited by FAZ, August brought Germany a massive 55,600 refugee applications from Syrians, 38,600 of these were granted permanent residency.
Germany’s population remains extremely divided on the government’s response to help refugees; the right-wing PEGIDA movement (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the Occident) has been growing quickly in popularity. Activists mostly from PEGIDA movement have been taking to the streets for anti-refugee demonstrations that are often met with counter-protesters, which often leads to clashes and collateral damage.