Spain’s ‘Recovery, Transformation, and Resilience Plan’ will assign €215 million of the total money it is receiving from the EU’s recovery fund to build 17 migrant reception centers. These will be equipped to accommodate 6,100 migrants at a time.
The government will finance eight new international protection reception centers where asylum-seeking migrants will be able to live for up to a year and where they will be provided with accommodation and meals, as well as social and health services.
Compared this to Spain’s ability to receive up to 400 migrants in similar centers in 2019, the new centers are an increase in capacity of more than 1,400%, according to the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security, and Migration.
This ministry will be further increasing expenditure earmarked for migration issues by 29%, spending a total of €815 million at a time when Spain is facing economic dire straits, a sharp rise in the entry of illegal migrants, and government suppression of migration data.