The Spanish government said that 55 refugees have 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, 36 of Syrian nationality and 19 of Iraqi nationality, arrived at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport.
Of the 55 refugees, 22 are men, 11 are women and 22 are children, who will be relocated to Almeria (4), Malaga (4), Huesca (7), Palencia (5), Tarragona (14), Castellon (17), Murcia (2) and Caceres (2).
Spain has now taken in a total of 1,034 applicants for international protection, 745 under the relocation programme and 289 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.