Previous activities - Resettlement of Refugees

Humanitarian transfers – summary for 2013 and 2014

Based on a trilateral agreement between the Government of the Slovak Republic, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Slovak Republic provided a temporary shelter to 138 refugees in 2013 and to 270 refugees in 2014. IOM transferred the refugees to Slovakia where they were accommodated in the Emergency Transit Centre (ETC) in Humenne. They stayed there for a maximum period of 6 months and used this time to complete the needed preparation for life in some of the receiving countries.

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Humanitarian Transfer of Refugees and Persons of Concern to UNHCR through the Slovak Republic: Somali refugees from Yemen

The Slovak Republic provided a temporary shelter to 11 Somali refugees from Yemen. The group of Somali women and children, who had to flee their home country due to risk of persecution, arrived to Slovakia on  18 February 2014. The refugees will be accommodated in an Emergency Transit Centre (ETC) in Humenne for a period of 6 months. In the Centre they will complete all preparations for a life in new country. After that they will be permanently resettled to  the United States of America, or to other countries.

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Humanitarian Transfers – Summary for 2012

In 2012, 180 refugees from refugee camps in Egypt, Eritrea, Iran and Yemen were received in the Emergency Transit Center (ETC) in Humenné. During the year 2012, 166 refugees were resettled from the Centre to a third country - 80 % of them to the USA, whilst the rest found their new homes in Canada.

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Humanitarian Transfer of Refugees and Persons of Concern to UNHCR through the Slovak Republic: Refugees from Egypt

On January 30, 2012 a group of 35 refugees from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iraq and Somalia from the refugee camp Salloum in Egypt arrived to Slovakia. The group was made of single people and families with children who were given a temporary refuge by the Slovak Republic based on the trilateral treaty signed on December 22, 2010 by the Government of the Slovak Republic, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

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Humanitarian Transfers – Summary for 2011

Based on a trilateral treaty signed between the Government of the Slovak Republic, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) 86 refugees from refugee camps in Eritrea and Iran were received in the Emergency Transit Centre (ETC) in Humenné in 2011.

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Humanitarian Transfer of Refugees and Persons of Concern to UNHCR through the Slovak Republic: A Group of Refugees from Somalia

On 6 December 2011 a group of 40 Somali refugees from Eritrea, who were provided a temporary shelter by the Slovak government, came to Slovakia. The temporary shelter was provided based on the trilateral treaty signed on 22 December 2010 by the Government of the Slovak Republic, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration. The group was composed of individuals and families with children who had lived in the Emkulu refugee camp on the eastern coast of Eritrea before their arrival to Slovakia.

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Humanitarian Transfers of Refugees – Summary for 2009-2010

In 2009 the Slovak Republic provided a temporary shelter on its territory to the group of 98 Palestinian refugees from  refugee camp Al-Waleed in Iraq. The refugees arrived at the end of August 2009 at the Kosice airport and were acommodated in the asylum facility of the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic in Humenne. In safe conditions of the facility they completed all necessary procedures and documentation facilitation so that between September 2009 and March 2010 all of them were successfully resettled to the United States of America.

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