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Syrian refugees 'resettle in' to Switzerland

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 11:00
The Monjids - a family of four - are so-called resettlement refugees. How easy has it been for them to settle into life in Switzerland? In 2015, the family was allowed to leave Lebanon where they had fled after their home in Damascus was bombed, and come to Switzerland. They count as so-called resettlement refugees. Within the framework of the resettlement programme of the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), Switzerland has agreed to accept refugees considered particularly vulnerable. These often include families with children like the Monjids. The family lives in a small apartment in northwestern Swiss village of Muhen. For the past two years, like all resettlement refugees in canton Aargau, they were looked after by Caritas. The relief organisation works together with volunteers like Sarah Dürr who help families integrate and manage everyday tasks. Google house rules At the beginning, Dürr says it was about basic things such as separating waste or explaining the house ...
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