Building Knowledge for a Concerted and Sustainable Approach to Refugee Resettlement in the EU and its Member States

101 Iraqi Refugees on their way to being resettled in Germany

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The 101 Iraqi refugees who made the journey to Germany on the 16th of Junr 2013 were referred by the UNHCR and interviewed by officials from the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF). The refugees were living in several different locations in Turkey.

IOM arranged a chartered flight for the refugees and that organisation also supplied a medical escort during the flight. Upon arrival, the refugees will begin a two week stint in a reception centre before moving to various Federal States (Länder) under a quota system based on existing refugee populations, or because they already have relatives in that location.

The resettled refugees will receive temporary three-year residence permits, renewable where deemed necessary. After seven years, provided the applicant meets the relevant requirements, a settlement permit may be granted.

For further information, please see:

http://www.iom.int/cms/en/sites/iom/home/news-and-views/press-briefing-notes/pbn-2013/pbn-listing/iraqi-refugees-leave-turkey-to-b.html