Group of Iraqi Christian Refugees Accepted by Slovakia Returns Home

© AP Photo/ Nader Daoud

© AP Photo/ Nader Daoud

www.sputniknews.com – May 2016

Being resettled in Slovakia under the government program a group of Iraqi Christian refugees finally returned home, local media reported Wednesday.

PRAGUE (Sputnik) — A group of Iraqi Christian refugees, resettled in Slovakia under the government program, returned home, local media reported Wednesday.

As many as 21 Iraqi refugees, primarily the elder people, were reportedly unable to adapt to new life, Teraz news portal reported, citing sources in the Slovak Interior Ministry.
In December, a group of 149 Iraqi Christians was resettled in Slovakia. The refugees were provided with temporary accommodation, jobs, were offered social and legal advice.

In April, a similar program was discontinued in the Czech Republic after a group of 25 Iraqi refugees received in the country illegally moved to Germany, while eight of them returned to Iraq.

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