UNHCR welcomes relocation of refugees from Greece to Cyprus

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The UNHCR has welcomed the relocation of asylum-seekers from Greece to Cyprus on Friday.

 

According to a relevant announcement, the first group of six asylum-seekers arrived in Cyprus on Thursday, as part of the EU relocation programme agreed by the European Union institutions and a number of member states in September 2015.

 

The six asylum-seekers are from Syria, Iraq and Eritrea.

 

Under the scheme, Cyprus has pledged to accept the relocation of 440 asylum-seekers from Greece and Italy.

 

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UNHCR welcomes relocation of refugees from Greece to Cyprus


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