20 immigrants resettled in The Netherlands
by di-ve.com - editorial_at_di-ve.com
Local News -- 06 June 2012 -- 06:30CEST
20 immigrants from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan this morning left for the Netherlands as part of the EUREMA project of the European Union.
Seeing them off at the airport was the Parliamentary Assistant in the Ministry of Home Affairs Beppe Fenech Adami and the Ambassador of the Kingdom of The Netherlands Robbert Gabrielse.
So far 253 refugees and beneficiaries of international protection have been relocated or resettled to various developed countries during this year. Since 2005 the figure of beneficiaries has gone up to 1,643.
Through the EUREMA II project the European Commission has received a pledge from several European countries to relocate several migrants from Malta and the resettlement of migrants from North Africa.
Several Member States have pledged their assistance, including Germany, Poland, Spain, The Netherlands, Denmark, Ireland, Romania, Slovakia, Lithuania, Portugal, Hungary and Bulgaria as well as Associated States such as Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein with a total pledge for 356 persons.
Whilst some countries have chosen to conduct relocation on a bilateral level, other Member States (Bulgaria, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Slovakia) are participating in the EUREMA II project, for EU financing under the European Refugee Fund, Community Actions 2011.
In total, it is envisaged that 91 persons will be relocated under this project, on the basis of the pledges made by the respective countries participating in the EU funded project. The project is planned to continue until mid-2013.
Received on Wed Jun 06 2012 - 10:04:05 EDT