Latvia grants asylum to 17 Iraqis, Syrians, Eritreans relocated from southern Europe

  • 2016-08-02
  • BNS/LETA/TBT Staff/Riga
The Latvian Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs has decided to grant refugee status and alternative protection to 17 people from Iraq, Syria, and Eritrea who have been moved to Latvia from southern European countries, the migration authority relayed to LETA.  Refugee status has been granted to five individuals from Iraq, while alternative protection has been provided to 12 individuals from Syria and Eritrea. The Iraqi and Syrian families were moved from Greece and the Eritreans came from Italy.  The families are currently living at an ...
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