Sixteen Asylum Seekers Relocated from Greece to the Netherlands

December 16, 2020

ATHENS — Sixteen refugees and asylum seekers have been successfully relocated to the Netherlands since the start of the week, out of a total of 49 asylum seekers scheduled to be relocated there by year's end, the Migration & Asylum Ministry reported on Wednesday.

The ministry also noted that 318 asylum seekers have been relocated to EU countries so far in 2020 in the context of the ministry's cooperation with the European Commission.

A total of 1,740 asylum seekers and refugees have been relocated to EU states since the start of the year. Another 846 refugee minors with serious health conditions have also been relocated with their families in Germany and 475 unaccompanied minors to other EU countries in 2020.


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