Belgian authorities plan to launch a social media campaign aimed at discouraging potential migrants from coming to the country.
The campaign, to be run for a minimum of six months by the Immigration Department (DVZ), will highlight the dangers of irregular migration as well as myths propagated by people smugglers. The department was unavailable for comment on when the campaign will officially start.
A smaller campaign has already been held to deter potential Iraqi migrants, and DVZ director-general Freddy Roosemont called it a "success." He added that the new campaign illustrates how the authorities "are adapting to modern times," Belgian newspaper Gazet Van Antwerpen reported Friday.