Spain received on Friday 15 Syrian refugees from Turkey within the framework of the European Union re-settlement program for asylum-seekers.
This group of refugees, made up of three men, four women and eight children, arrived at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport on Friday.
The refugees will be re-settled in Madrid (10) and Zaragoza (5).
Spain has now taken in a total of 2,649 applicants for international protection, 1,301 under the relocation program and 1,350 under the resettlement program, 425 from Turkey and 923 from Lebanon.
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.