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Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — The Executive Office – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 2:15 pm on 7th November 2016.

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Photo of Alastair Ross Alastair Ross DUP 2:15 pm, 7th November 2016

Just four days ago, the fifth group of refugees arrived here through the scheme. Each new arrival will receive the same care and support as previous groups to integrate and start their lives anew. We are very proud of the part that we have played in the vulnerable persons relocation scheme. With our partners from the non-governmental organisation (NGO) sector, we have shown that we can make the scheme work here successfully. People here have been very welcoming to those families in their time of need and we will continue to welcome refugees on a phased basis over the coming months.