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reception centre Line breaks: re¦cep|tion centre

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Definition of reception centre in English:


A hostel providing temporary accommodation for distressed people such as refugees, the homeless, and those with psychiatric difficulties.
Example sentences
  • He lived for a while at a refugee reception centre in Cambridgeshire before he was moved to Rotherham last September as part of the Government's dispersal policy.
  • However, it is thought to have occurred near a large reception centre for refugees and asylum seekers in the town.
  • The family will not be settled in a reception centre, as these facilities are for people whose asylum claims are being processed, and not for people in this family's position who have been granted residence in Germany.
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