The Spanish government said that 27 refugees arrived in Spain from Greece under the European Union relocation program set up to tackle the humanitarian consequences of the war in Syria. The refugees, all of Syrian nationality, arrived at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport at midday on Thursday, 16 March.
Of the 27 refugees, eight are men, seven are women and 12 are children; they will be relocated to Almeria (11) and Malaga (16).
Spain has now taken in a total of 1,167 applicants for international protection, 878 under the relocation program and 289 under the resettlement program.
The Spanish System for the Reception and Integration of applicants / beneficiaries of international protection offers its beneficiaries a stay at a reception center of the Ministry of Employment and Social Security or of an NGO (subsidized by the government) at which they are guaranteed lodging, meals, legal advice, psychological assistance, social care and advice, accompaniment to education centers, public health and social centers, language learning and basic social skills, guidance and intermediation for vocational training and job reinsertion, cultural activities and economic aid.