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Wednesday, 29.06.2016, 08:25
On June 28th, 18 asylum seekers arrive in Latvia from Greece under the international relocation program, including six underaged children, LETA learned from the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs.
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The first six asylum seekers – a family from Syria, which includes four children of pre-school age – were relocated from Turkey to Latvia on Thursday night, LETA was told at the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs. Two Syrian families also arrived in Estonia from Greece under the European Union's migrant relocation program, writes BNS.
With the purpose to ensure a sustainable coordination system to support immigrants at the national level, the Information Centre for Immigrants (ICI) is open in Riga and four centres of the Latvian regions – Daugavpils, Jelgava, Cesis and Liepaja, the operation of which is ensured by the society "Shelter "Safe House"" within the framework of the Asylum, Migration and Integration Foundation project.
Estonia does not support implementing the system of automatically distributing refugees in the European Union, the government decided on June 2nd when discussing the reform proposals submitted by the European Commission, reports LETA/BNS.
Shelter Safe House society will set up information centers for immigrants in Riga, Liepaja, Daugavpils, Cesis and Jelgava, where immigrants will be able to receive advice on employment, education, social assistance and other matters, informs LETA.
Estonia has received the first files from Turkey with data on people, who need to be relocated as war refugees, informs LETA/BNS.
The Office for Citizenship and Migration Affairs (OCMA) has decided to grant alternative status to the first two refugee families, which arrived from Greece to Latvia at the beginning of February as part of the EU's refugee relocation program, LETA was informed by the OCMA.