SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chilean President Michelle Bachelet welcomed far more than sixty Syrian refugees to the country’s cash of Santiago on Thursday, as Chile joined other Latin American nations in giving protected harbor to family members fleeing Syria’s civil war.
At a ceremony at the country’s airport in Santiago, Bachelet greeted fourteen freshly arrived Syrian family members, who will be resettled in furnished households with social added benefits, such as month to month stipends, education, health care and language courses.
“We know you have struggled and what we hope is that, in our country, you will find a spot to rebuild your lives,” Bachelet said.
Far more than two million persons fleeing wars or persecution have joined the ranks of the world’s refugees in 2017, in accordance to the United Nations, even as the United States and nations around the world in Europe have started to put into practice ever far more restrictive asylum guidelines.
The humanitarian crisis has prompted many South American nations, such as Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Colombia, to get started accepting compact quantities of refugees from Syria.
Reporting by Antonio de la Jara Writing by Dave Sherwood Enhancing by Monthly bill Trott