Refugees, Sant’Egidio: New Arrivals

Humanitarian corridors in Italy and Belgium

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Today in Brussels the arrival of 16 Syrian refugees from Lebanon – At the same time 10 asylum seekers from Cyprus arrived at Fiumicino airport.

New arrivals, in Italy and Belgium, with the humanitarian corridors of the Community of Sant’Egidio. This morning at Fiumicino, on a flight from Nicosia, 10 asylum seekers arrived who have spent several months in camps in Cyprus, the European country that hosts, in percentage, the highest number of refugees. They will be hosted in Rome by Sant’Egidio, following Pope Francis’ trip to the island in December 2021.

At the same time, a new humanitarian corridor opens in Belgium that will allow the safe and legal arrival of 250 people. Sixteen Syrian citizens, including six minors, who had been refugees in Lebanon for years, arrived at Brussels airport.

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