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    A group of 57 Syrian refugees arrived from Turkey in Northern Ireland on Thursday, local media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – According to the Belfast Telegraph newspaper, 14 families with 20 children arrived at Belfast International Airport and were sent to a refugee center where they will spend the coming days before moving to new homes.

    All the families will be permitted to stay in Great Britain for five years with an opportunity to receive UK citizenship.

    That is the second group of refugees resettled to Northern Ireland after 51 Syrians arrived in the country in December in line with the UK-wide Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme under which Britain is going to admit about 20,000 asylum seekers by 2020. The UK Home Office allocated more than $16,100 per refugee to cover the program's first year cost.

    Major Migrant Crisis in Europe (1819)


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