giovedì 2 dicembre 2021

46 refugees arrive in Rome from Lesbos through humanitarian corridor

(Vatican News) The 46 refugees, including 3 minors, will be welcomed and integrated in different regions of Italy. -- 46 refugees and asylum seekers, amongst them families and individuals – including 3 unaccompanied minors, the youngest a Syrian boy of about 12 years – arrived in Rome on Tuesday morning. They come from different countries: Afghanistan, Cameroon, Congo, Iraq, Syria, Somalia and South Sudan, and have spent many months, in some cases years, at the refugee camps in Greece. Many of them have endured difficult journeys through Africa, Asia or the Middle East, suffering mistreatment, exploitation and violence. Their arrival in Rome from Lesbos, Greece is thanks to the Humanitarian Corridors, a project promoted by the Community of Sant’Egidio together with public authorities and other organizations in Italy and France, to allow refugees, especially the most vulnerable, to safely (...)