Spain takes in 55 Syrian and Iranian refugees from Greece

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Photograph: Ministerio del Interior

FIFTY-FIVE refugees have arrived in Spain from Greece under the European Union relocation programme set up to tackle the humanitarian consequences of the war in Syria.

The refugees, 36 of Syrian nationality and 19 Iranians, arrived at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport.

Twenty-two are men, 11 are women and 22 are children, who will be relocated to Almeria (4), Malaga (4), Huesca (7), Palencia (5), Tarragona (14), Castellon (17), Murcia (2) and Caceres (2).

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Spain has now taken in a total of 1,034 applicants for international protection, 745 under the relocation programme and 289 under the resettlement programme.

They are guaranteed lodging, meals, legal advice, psychological assistance, social care and advice, accompaniment to education centres, public health and social centres, language learning and basic social skills, cultural activities and economic aid.

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