"This week, 168 people left Greece for Estonia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway and Portugal. Another 81 people were relocated from Italy to Spain. This brings the total number of people relocated under the scheme to 10,189 since its launch in October 2015," the IOM said in a statement.
The IOM, which is facilitating the operation, greeted the efforts made so far but urged EU member states to take in more refugees in order to meet the targets of the two-year program. It said picking up the pace was not only operationally possible but also vital for improving people’s living conditions.
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