UNHCR (UN High Commissioner for Refugees United Nations) funded a study on the reception of refugees in three countries which have in common to be intrance country of the European Union: Bulgaria, Poland and Slovakia.
These three countries have in common the lack of integration programs and deficiencies that make many refugees are homeless.
For Bulgaria, the study points to the paradox that to get out of detention, asylum seekers give a fictitious address. As a result, they are excluded from housing programs, and find themselves on the street.
The detention of asylum seekers and the situation of those who go out detention push asylum seekers to continue their journey to other European countries.
The integration programs of those granted refugee are insufficient in a context of economic crisis in the poorest country of the European Union, which is having no tradition of immigration. The refugees themselves are therefore often in precarious situations and on the street.
Future studies will focus on Hungary, the Czech Republic, Romania and Slovenia. We regret that it is not expected to study Western European countries such as France. UNHCR has nevertheless had an office in Calais.