Crisis in Asylumprocedures Belgium

Seeking Asylum in Belgium, Brussels


Asylumseekers woken up at North-station Brussels


Seven months in a hotel, waiting for your asylumprocedure in Brussels, that's no fun.


For a Dutch newspaper I made this portrait of a couple of Kosovo, waiting for their political asylum-case to be decided. They stayed in this hotel for the last 7 months already.

De Pers is one of three free newspapers handed out in all public transport in Holland, every day.

The journalist, Arnold Karskens, is  a war-reporter living in Brussels. Photographer Sander de Wilde makes well-balanced objective photoreports and documentaries and is not responsable for the way and context his pictures are being used. ( As the headline of the article in this case says: “Belgium is full, everybody wellcome!” )