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Eight Syrian war refugees relocated under the European migrant relocation program arrived in Estonia from Greece on Tuesday. Upon their arrival, they were met by their assigned support persons and taken to their new homes in Tallinn, Harju County and the Central Estonian town of Türi.

One three-member family consists of a mother, a father and one child. The father has a degree in IT and has worked in his field, running his own company. The mother has a degree in English, and both speak English in addition to their native language. The family will be settled in Türi.

A second, four-member family who will be housed by the Risti congregation of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church in Harjumaa consists of a mother, father and two children. The father, who speaks some English in addition to the family’s native language, has worked in HVAC maintenance, while the mother has remained at home to care for the family.

An additional man from Syria with a degree in translation and experience working as an electric and in sales speaks English and Turkish in addition to Arabic. He will be settled in Tallinn.

As of Tuesday, Estonia has accepted a total of 68 war refugees under the EU’s migrant relocation program.

Editor: Editor: Aili Vahtla

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