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12 Syrian refugees arrive in Spain from Lebanon within framework of re-settlement programme

Tuesday 5 December 2017
Pool Moncloa/Jorge Villar/Archivo

This group of refugees is made up of two men, two women and eight children that will be re-settled in Barcelona (four) and Cantabria (eight).

A total of 12 Syrian refugees arrived in Spain on Tuesday, 5 December within the framework of the re-settlement programme for asylum-seekers in the European Union.

This group of refugees arrived at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport at 11 am, comprised of two men, two women and eight children. The refugees will be re-settled in Barcelona (four) and Cantabria (eight).

Spain has now taken in a total of 2,661 applicants for international protection, 1,301 under the relocation programme and 1,362 under the re-settlement programme, 425 from Turkey and 935 from Lebanon.

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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