25 March 2013

German Government to take in 5,000 refugees from Syria

The German Federal Ministry of the Interior has announced that it will receive some 5,000 refugees from Syria. The first refugees should arrive in Germany by June. According to the official statement, the German Ministry of Interior intends to promote a coordinated European response together with UNHCR to protect refugees from Syria. The Minister will meet the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres in April, when he will launch a resettlement appeal to the EU.

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Source: Bundesministerium des Innern | Nachrichten | Flüchtlinge aus Syrien (in German only)

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