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February 29 2016

The first plane of the #humanitariancorridors has arrived at Fiumicino: 93 refugees, half of them children. Welcome to Italy!

The first images of the arrival at the airport, welcomed by the Community of Sant'Egidio and the representatives of Evangelical Churches

 
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They landed at 7 o'clock. They are 93, about half of them children. They come from the camp of Tell Abbas, in Lebanon, but their homes were in Syria, mostly in Homs, now destroyed by bombing.

They are the first to be welcomed with the humanitarian corridors, the initiative taken by the Community of Sant'Egidio together with the Federation of Evangelical Churches and the Waldensian Table, to ensure safe passage and save lives in dangerous journeys by sea.

While the refugees complete entry procedures welcomed by the Community of Sant'Egidio and the representatives of Evangelical Churches, at 11:30 there will be a press conference with the President of the Community of Sant'Egidio, Marco Impagliazzo, the Foreign Minister Gentiloni and the other actors of this humanitarian 

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