#ShortNews: Sant’Egidio, Protestant communities have brought 2,500 refugees to Italy legally via ‘humanitarian corridors’

On Tuesday 4th June, 58 Syrian refugees from Lebanon will safely arrive at Fiumicino airport, thanks to the Humanitarian Corridors promoted by the Community of Sant’Egidio, the Federation of Evangelical Churches and the Waldensian Table, in agreement with the Ministries of the Interior and of Foreign Affairs. With them, more than 2,500 people have been welcomed and integrated in Europe throughout a full self-financed civil society project, which started in Italy and has been adopted by many different countries.

In times where helping those in need appears to be increasingly difficult, the model launched by Sant’Egidio and the Protestant Churches – and replicated by other associations – proves it is possible to save those fleeing from war and dangerous situations. Since February 2016 over 2,000 have already arrived in Italy (more than 1,500 from Lebanon, another 500 from Ethiopia), with other 500 who arrived in France, Belgium and Andorra.

Source: https://www.santegidio.org/pageID/30284/langID/en/itemID/30840/Refugees-to-save-and-integrate-on-4th-June-new-arrival-from-Lebanon-with-Humanitarian-Corridors-by-SantEgidio-and-Protestant-Churches.html

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