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27. 10. 2015 14:22

Prime Minister Sobotka: The Czech Republic will help 152 Christian refugees from Erbil, Iraq

Předseda vlády Bohuslav Sobotka přijal v úterý 27. října 2015 duchovního Syrské pravoslavné církve otce Benjamina Shamouna.
On Tuesday, 27 October 2015, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka received a member of the Syriac Orthodox Church, Father Benjamin Shamoun, at the Office of the Government.
On Tuesday, 27 October 2015, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka received a member of the Syriac Orthodox Church, Father Benjamin Shamoun, at the Office of the Government. One of the main topics of the meeting was a request by the Generace 21 Foundation for the Czech Government’s assistance in the resettlement of 152 Christian refugees from camps in Erbil, Iraq.

“In the past the Czech Republic has always acted in solidarity with refugees and contributed to resolving refugee crises and our Government is continuing along this path during the current immigration crisis. We have decided to assist 152 Christian refugees from Erbil in Iraq, who have approached our country with a request for help. The status of these refugees will be finally decided during meetings with UN representatives. A request to resettle this group from Erbil will then be submitted to the Government by the Minister of Interior. The costs of this resettlement will be shared with the non-profit sector,” explained Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka.

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