Refugees that arrived this week taken to Tartu, Järvamaa, Põlvamaa ({{commentsTotal}})

Two war refugees who have been relocated to Estonia. Photo is illustrative. Sept. 8, 2016.
Two war refugees who have been relocated to Estonia. Photo is illustrative. Sept. 8, 2016. Source: (Mihkel Maripuu/Postimees)

Thirteen refugees arrived in Estonia under the European Union plan for the reallocation of migrants on Monday. The three Syrian families will be accommodated in the city of Tartu as well as the Järva and Põlva counties.

The arrival of the three families brings the number of war refugees taken in by Estonia under the European Union’s relocation plan to 120. Estonia has agreed to accept altogether 550 refugees from Greece and Italy as well as the resettlement of refugees from Turkey.

Triin Raag, head of international protection policy at the Ministry of Social Affairs, told BNS on Tuesday that three Syrian families relocated from Greece had arrived in Estonia on Monday. Two of the families, with four members each, were sent to Põlva County and Järva County, and one family of five was sent to Tartu.

Raag said that all the parents had either basic or secondary education, and that all had prior work experience across different areas.

The 120 refugees that have arrived so far have been given accommodation in eight of Estonia’s 15 counties.

Editor: Dario Cavegn

Source: BNS