France welcomes first Libyan refugees

France will welcome the first refugees from Libya by the High Commissioner on Refugees, announced Pascal Brice, General Director of the French Office for the Protection of Refugee and Stateless Persons (OFPRA). According to the interior ministry, they are set to arrive by the end of January.

The HCR presented OFPRA with a list of people that needed protection. Among them were 25 people from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, including 15 women and four children. They will obtain refugee status “very quickly” after their arrival in France.
Upon their arrival they will be housed in a collective living unit where they will be introduced to life in France.

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