The city of Arnhem has unveiled a visionary 30-year plan to house 1,700 asylum seekers, doubling its quota under Dutch government rules. Striving to end the cycle of temporary shelters, the city council prioritizes refugees' integration by offering language courses and social activities from day one. With a commitment to provide stable housing and opportunities for rebuilding lives, Alderman Paul Smeulders emphasizes the importance of a humane approach. Arnhem's dedication extends beyond mere accommodation, with plans for permanent developments and tailored services to harness the potential of displaced individuals. Rejecting limitations, the city stands firm in its mission to empower refugees and foster a welcoming, inclusive community, even in the face of potential policy changes.

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