published 2. June 2022, 08:41
Apparently, there are no longer any free accommodation places for asylum seekers in the canton of Schwyz. A tent city in Seewen is now to be built as a quick “and inexpensive” emergency solution, they say.
More than 6.8 million people fled Ukraine, according to the UN, and around 900 arrived and were accommodated in Schwyz.
20 minutes / Helena Müller
However, the accommodations are already fully booked, which is why the canton of Schwyz is building a tent city in Seewen.
20 minutes / Helena Müller
140 people should temporarily find a place there.
20 minutes / Scout news
Since the beginning of the Russian aggressive war against Ukraine about three months ago, more than 55,000 people from Ukraine have sought protection in Switzerland. About 900 of these people live in the Canton of Schwyz. Now the limits have clearly been reached. “Thanks to the generous and constructive cooperation between providers of private accommodation, cantonal asylum centers, housing at the municipal level and the development of additional collective housing, sufficient housing has been made available in the Canton of Schwyz,” said the responsible economist. department on Thursday. However, it is now becoming clear that these opportunities will run out in the foreseeable future.
Tent camp as a profitable solution
The appointed ‘Ukraine special personnel’ therefore analyzed the various options for further accommodation through contingency planning. “As a quick and cost-effective solution, a temporary tent town for around 140 people will be set up in the former Landi in Seewen,” he said. The owner, Strüby Holzbau AG, makes the hall available to the canton free of charge for a period of one year. The tent town is to be ready by the end of June. These additional capabilities should help accommodate refugees in the cantonal structures for longer and thus reduce pressure on the community.
After the first admission of refugees to the cantonal structures, they are allocated to municipalities according to the size of the population. As announced, the municipalities were previously required to provide 2,000 beds to asylum seekers. As the number of asylum seekers continued to increase, the government council increased the allocation key to 3,000 beds. The new distribution key went into effect on June 1, 2022.
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