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A new AIDA report shows that shortcomings in the asylum system in Austria, and the lack of reception places, lead to serious overcrowding in the initial reception centre, resulting in some asylum seekers having to sleep in sport halls and, at the end of 2014, in military barracks.
The new AIDA report on asylum procedures, reception and detention in the United Kingdom underlines, among other developments, the judicial developments in the UK regarding the detained fast-track policy.
A new AIDA update on asylum in Ireland highlights, among other new findings, the need for and progress towards a reform of Direct Provision, the reception system in Ireland providing accommodation for asylum seekers and prohibiting asylum seekers from working.
The Asylum Information Database (AIDA) is a project of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), in partnership with Forum Refugiés-Cosi, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee and the Irish Refugee Council.