“Poor” Migrants Complain About Slow Internet and Boredom


Refugees at the Ter Apel camp in the Netherlands have bemoaned the lack of comforts and entertainment facilities inside the centre, claiming they have become “bored” as a result. They also complain about Dutch food, not having a fast enough internet, breakfast and lunch being too little, welfare money not enough to buy cigarettes, and that the government of Netherlands doesn’t provide satisfactory “services” for them. Ter Apel is the main centre where newly-arrived migrants must present themselves for registration.

An astonishing video, obtained by Liveleak, has emerged online showing the migrants complaining against the living conditions they currently have to endure. In the footage one unhappy migrant tells how he does not get enough food, claiming that his “breakfast is small” and he is not provided a substantial lunch either. Traditionally, Dutch cuisine is simple and straightforward, with many vegetables and little meat; breakfast and lunch are typically bread with toppings while dinner is meat and potatoes.

Simple Dutch cuisine doesn't fit well with refugees: too small, too little

Simple Dutch cuisine doesn’t fit well with refugees: too small, too little

The number of refugees entering the Netherlands has reached 4,200 last week, junior justice minister Klaas Dijkhoff said. It is the largest number so far. The week before there were 3,100 refugees and the one before that 1,800. As a result, empty prisons, conference centres and other public buildings have to be turned into emergency centres to house them. Klaas says the Dutch government has already spent €870 million in one year for these refugees, and now an emergency €110 million is again to be taken out.

Refugees protest in Netherlands: want more freedom, better life, more welfare money

Refugees protest in Netherlands: want more freedom, better life, more welfare money

Already, they making troubles in the Netherlands. Police were called to a refugee centre in the village of Overburg near Utrecht to break up two large fights last week. A police spokesman said there were confrontations between different groups of asylum seekers shortly after midnight and then again in the early hours of the morning. According to RTL news, a dispute over a game of football led to the first fight between the Afghans and the Syrians. Forty police officers and four dog handlers were involved in breaking up the fights, a police spokesman told the Volkskrant. “It was a serious breach of the peace,” he said.