Luxembourg welcomes another group of Syrian refugees
On February 1st 2017, a group of 46 Syrian refugees, 25 adults and 21 children, arrived in Luxembourg in the framework of the resettlement agreement of March 2016 between the European Union and Turkey.
The agreement’s main purpose was to stop refugees from attempting the dangerous cross-over from Turkey to Greece by sea. Like the other EU countries, Luxembourg works closely with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to select and vet those that are to be resettled, and grants them the refugee status defined by the Geneva Convention of 1951.
In line with the commitments undertaken by the Luxembourg Government, and as part of a broader effort, further resettlements are foreseen in the course of the coming months.