The first asylum seekers arrived in Eindhoven yesterday evening. In total, around one hundred are expected.
Yet Robert Ploeg, the co-ördinator of the Central Body for Asylum Seekers (COA or Centraal Orgaan Asielzoekers), doesn’t expect there to be any further problems. He has also received much support from many people living in the neighbourhood, offering their assistance as a volunteer and even by donating toys.
In the Orangerie, there is room for 700 asielzoekers. The children will all attend school at the basisschool de Vierring.