Spain Receives 38 Refugees From Greece, 33 Of Syrian Nationality


The Spanish government said that 38 refugees, 33 of Syrian nationality and five of Iraqi nationality, arrived in Spain from Greece on Tuesday, 27 September, under the European Union Relocation Program, set up to tackle the humanitarian consequences of the war in Syria.

This new group of asylum-seekers, made up of 14 men, nine women and 15 children, arrived at midday at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, and were subsequently transferred to the locations where they will be taken in, the Spanish government said, adding that on this occasion, five will live in Cadiz, five in Malaga (all Iraqis), four in Seville, six in Madrid, four in Salamanca, four in Valladolid and 10 in Murcia.

Following the arrival of these 38 refugees in Madrid on Tuesday, Spain has now received a total of 642 asylum-seekers, 363 under the re-location program and 279 under the re-settlement program, according to the government.

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 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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