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Over 1,000 refugees to come to Lithuania within one year

With the EU’s resettlement programme having reached its midway point, Lithuania faces the challenge of taking in more than a thousand refugees from the Middle East within slightly more than a year and successfully integrating them into the society.

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The first Iraqi refugee family arrived in Lithuania last December

Iraqi migrant family sues Lithuanian government for not granting refugee status

An Iraqi migrant family, which were the first to arrive in Lithuania under the European Union‘s refugee resettlement programme last December, is suing the Migration Department for not granting them refugee status. […]

Foreigners' Registration Centre in Rukla

Lithuania considers setting up refugee centre divisions across country

Lithuania is considering establishing divisions of the Rukla Foreigners Registration Centre in various municipalities as the country prepares to receive more than one thousand refugees. […]


Lithuanian parliament committee discusses refugee integration issues

On Thursday, Lithuania’s parliament held a public hearing on the report by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on the Participatory Assessment of refugees’ integration opportunities and challenges in Lithuania, the Seimas’ press service informs. […]