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Spain takes in 92 refugees from Italy and Lebanon

Thursday 7 September 2017
HA_Ministery
Pool Moncloa

A total of 92 refugees have arrived in Spain this week, 22 from Italy and 70 from Lebanon, under the European Union relocation programme set up to tackle the humanitarian consequences of the war in Syria and under the National Re-settlement Programme. They all arrived at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport

​On Monday, 4 September, a group of 37 refugees arrived from Lebanon, comprising seven men, seven women and 23 children, all of Syrian nationality, who will be re-settled in Alava (9), Almeria (6), Ourense (4) and Valencia (18).

On Tuesday, 5 September, a group of 22 refugees arrived from Italy, comprising 21 men and one woman, all of Eritrean nationality, who will be relocated to Cordoba, Guadalajara, Madrid and Toledo.

On Wednesday, 6 September, 16 refugees arrived from Lebanon, comprising five men, four women and seven children, all of Syrian nationality, who will be re-settled in Asturias (12) and Madrid (4).

Finally, on Thursday, 7 September, a group of 17 refugees arrived from Lebanon, comprising four men, four women and nine children, all of Syrian nationality, who will be re-settled in Barcelona (4), Ciudad Real (5) and Malaga (8).

Spain has now taken in a total of 1,980 applicants for international protection, 1,279 under the relocation programme and 701 under the resettlement programme.

The Spanish System for the Reception and Integration of applicants/beneficiaries of international protection offers its beneficiaries a stay at a reception centre of the Ministry of Employment and Social Security or of an NGO (subsidised by the government) at which they are guaranteed lodging, meals, legal advice, psychological assistance, social care and advice, accompaniment to education centres, public health and social centres, language learning and basic social skills, guidance and intermediation for vocational training and job reinsertion, cultural activities and economic aid.

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