Madrid (EFE).- Eighty-nine Syrian refugees affected by the earthquake that took place in Turkey a month ago, coming from different areas of that country, landed this Saturday at the Torrejón de Ardoz air base (Madrid) to be welcomed for Spain.
These people also have the status of refugees from the Syrian war, reported the Minister for Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, José Luis Escrivá, who received them together with the Secretary of State for Migration, Isabel Castro.
Welcoming them is “the best way for Spain to show solidarity, both for the refugees from the war and for those who have been affected by this enormous drama”, said the minister, who said that these people will go to twelve Spanish provinces.
Refugees are families made up of parents and children of whom “approximately” half are women, Escrivá commented, before thanking the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for their work in the coordination of an operation that has been carried out in “record” time.
The head of Inclusion, Social Security and Migrations has affirmed that the Government of Spain has worked “intensely” to carry out the mission and has been pleased that Spain is “the first country in Europe to receive refugees at this time”. .