Marsa, Malta

Marsa Initial Reception Center

Status

In use

2023

Type: Secure reception centre (Administrative)

Custodial Authority: Not Available

Management: Agency for the Welfare of Asylum Seekers (AWAS) (Governmental)

Detains: Adult men, Adult women, Families, Accompanied minors, Asylum seekers (administrative), Undocumented migrants (administrative)

Capacity Reported population Conditions complaints?
350
127

22 September 2020

YES

2020

Malta

130

Detained Unaccompanied Children

415

Detained Asylum Seekers

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FACILITY NAMES
Marsa Initial Reception Center
Location

Country: Malta

City & Region: Marsa, Malta, Europe

Latitude, Longitude: 35.878186, 14.496703

Contact Information
Xatt Il Mollijiet
Il-Marsa
Malta

MANAGEMENT & BUDGET

Center Status

Status In use

2023

Status In use

2022

Status In use

2020

Status In use

2018

Status In use

2017
Facility type

Category Filter Administrative

Type Secure reception centre

2020

Category Filter Administrative

Type Secure reception centre

2018

Category Filter Administrative

Type Secure reception centre

2017
National typology

Name Initial reception center

2020

Name Initial Reception Center

2018

Name Initial Reception Center

2017
Management

Name Agency for the Welfare of Asylum Seekers (AWAS)

Type Governmental

2020

Name Agency for the Welfare of Asylum Seekers (AWAS)

Type Governmental

2017
Operating Period

Year of Entry 2015

2017

DETAINEES

Demographics

Name Adult men

2022

Name Adult women

2022

Name Families

2022

Name Accompanied minors

2022

Name Adult women

2021

Name Adult men

2021

Name Families

2021

Name Accompanied minors

2021

Name Accompanied minors

2020

Name Families

2020

Name Adult women

2020

Name Adult men

2020

Name Disabled persons

2020
Categories of detainees

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2018

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2018

SIZE & POPULATION

Capacity (specialised migration-related facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 350

2021

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 350

2020
Reported Single-Day Migration Detainee Population at Facility (day)
Number
Date
127
22 September 2020
Reports of Detainee Overpopulation at Facility

Reported Overpopulation Yes

2020

LENGTH OF DETENTION

Detention Timeframe (long, medium, short)

Length Medium-term (4-20 days)

2018
Average Days in Detention

Number of Days 3

2017
Overstays

Reported Overstays Yes

2018

OUTCOMES

CONDITIONS

Overall Inspection Score

Deficient (“Deficient” or “At Risk”)

2020
Inadequate conditions

Hygiene

2020

State of repair

2020

Showers and toilets

2020

Cell space

2020

Freedom of movement within facility

2020

Outdoor exercise

2020

Recreation

2020

Overcrowding

2020

CARCERAL INDICATORS

Carceral Environment

Yes

2020
External Security Regime

Secure

2020

Secure

2018

Secure

STAFF

SEGREGATION

Gender Segregation

No

2020
Age Segregation

No

2020
Legal Segregation

Not Applicable

2018
Family Segregation

No

2021

CELLS

At Least Three Square Meters Per Detainee

No

2020
Security/Isolation Cells

Yes

2020
Equipped (beds, tables, shelves, chairs)

Partially

2020
Detainees Per Cell

16

2021
Maximum Time in Security/Isolation Cells (hours)

No Limit

2021

COMMUNAL SPACE & ACTIVITIES

Leisure Equipment

No

2020
Activities/Education for Children

No

2020
Skills Development for Adults

No

2020
Language Classes

No

2020

HEALTH

Medical Screening upon Arrival (within 48 hours)

Yes

2020
Nurse on Duty

At least once a week

2020
Psychologist Visits

No regular visits

2020

MONITORING & ACCESS

Monitors & Civil Society Access
Access?
Type of Institution
Obsv. Date
Yes
National non-governmental groups
2018
Yes
UN High Commissioner for Refugees
2018

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Access to Telephones

Limited

2020
Access to Personal Cell Phones

No

2020