Lithuania receives another 16 Syrian refugees under EU program

Refugees Reception Centre
DELFI / Rafael Achmedov

In his words, three migrant families arrived in Lithuania from refugee camps in Turkey.

Over two yeas ago, Lithuania committed itself to receiving 1,105 refugees from countries, such as Syria, Iraq and Eritrea .

Although the country has received 447 persons by now, many of them already left for wealthier western European states.

Since 2011, the civil war in Syria claimed more than 400,000 lives, forcing millions of people to flee homes.

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