Harsh Living Conditions at Don Bosco 

Luxembourg - November 24, 2023


More than 2,000 refugees, previously granted international protection, still reside in refugee shelter. However, they struggle to find adequate housing in Luxembourg's unstable housing market.
Don Bosco had to close its doors in 2015 when the new Lily Anden shelter opened nearby. To draw attention to the dire living conditions at Don Bosco, refugees attempted to reach out to ONA, the National Reception Office.
In February, they filed a petition via postal mail to the migration office, detailing housing, water, toilet, and other issues. Residents of Don Bosco must sometimes venture outside for basic necessities like using toilets or taking showers due to occasional water cuts or lack of hot water.
As of today, there has been no response to emails and letters. People living in the Don Bosco shelter feel neglected. While grateful for the safety provided, they also aspire to build meaningful lives for themselves. However, due to language barriers, these individuals cannot immediately enter the job market.