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5,000 Syrian Refugees to be received in Germany


On the 20th of March 2013, Germany made the announcement that it would be resettling 5,000 Syrian refugees who have been displaced as a result of the conflict in their home State. Nevertheless, this 'resettlement' will be temporary.

During the announcement, the German Interior Minister, Hans-Peter Friedrich, encouraged other EU States to follow Germany's lead and receive refugees displaced as a result of the continuing conflict in Syria.

It is expected that the first arrivals will arrive in June, 2013.

For further information:

Link to official announcement, in German only:

Link to the Jesuit Refugee Service's report on this resettlement:

Also, link to the International Catholic Migration Commission's report: