Appeal for more European countries to help out in Maltas refugee problems
The Malta Independent
September 30, 2009
The Emigrants Commission yesterday thanked the nations of France, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, Luxembourg and Lithuania, who have recently helped out and opted to accept the appeal of the European Commissions vice-president in accepting refugees from Malta.
Nevertheless, the Emigrants Commission said that the European Union is made up of 21 other countries, and each one of them can play a part in helping Maltas refugee problems.
It is not fair, that in a country with a density of 3,300 person per square mile, Malta has to pay the price of not only protecting the refugees but to provide them with care and shelter, when a number of the refugees have relatives or friends in other countries in Europe which are willing to help them out, said the Commission.
More refugees depart for the United States
The Malta Independent, September 30, 2009
On Tuesday morning, a group of seventeen refugees from Eritrea and Somalia left Malta to begin a new life in the United States. This brings the total number of refugees who have been resettled to the US this month to 37, and the total resettled since the resettlement program began to 340.
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