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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IOM is responsible for the transportation of refugees to the Slovak Republic and from the Slovak Republic to the country of resettlement. Moreover, IOM provides services related to health assessment of refugees, and courses of cultural orientation which prepare the refugees for a new life in the country of their resettlement.

Activities of IOM in the project of Humanitarian Transfer of Refugees are financed by the by the US Government through its USRAP Program – United States Refugee Admissions Program, or by similar programs of other resettlement countries.