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Asylum seekers from Greece and Italy provided with refugee and alternative status

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOn Monday, 1 August, Citizenship and Migration Affairs Office announced its decision to provide refugee and alternative status to families relocated from Greece and individuals from Italy who arrived in Latvia as part of the EU resettlement programme.

Five people from Iraq were provided with refugee status. Twelve people from Syria and Eritrea were provided with alternative status. The relocated Iraqi and Syrian families arrived from Greece and Eritreans arrived from Italy.

Families currently reside in the Asylum Seeker Centre Mucenieki.

Refugee status is provided without a fixed term. Alternative status, on the other hand, is provided for twelve months. If the situation with a person provided with alternative status does not change (if the person no longer requires protection), that person is provided with a residence permit for one year.

As previously reported, two families from Syria and two families from Iraq were relocated to Latvia from Greece as part of the EU resettlement programme.

Alternative status is provided to a person if there is reason to believe said person faces persecution, torture, death penalty or otherwise humiliating treatment, or of the person has fled his or her home country because of violence, external or internal armed conflicts.

Refugee status is provided to individuals who fled their home country due to the threat of persecution based on racial, religious, social or political affiliation.

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