EU Resettlement Network

Refugee Arrivals in Europe

  • PORTUGAL, JULY 2014 - 14 refugees were resettled from Morocco and reflected the following nationalities: Cameroon (1), Iran (2), Democratic Republic of Congo (2), Senegal (1) and Ivory Coast (8). For more information, please click here.
  • FRANCE, January - May 2014 - Between January and May 2014, 115 Syrian refugees arrived in France from Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt.
  • AUSTRIA, May 2014 - 62 Syrian refugees from Jordan arrived in Vienna under the Humanitarian Admission Programme for Syrian Refugees.
  • UNITED KINGDOM, April 2014 - 18 Iraqi refugees from Syria were resettled to the city of Sheffield.
  • AUSTRIA, April 2014 - 13 Syrian refugees from Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan arrived in Vienna under the Humanitarian Admission Programme for Syrian refugees.
  • FRANCE, April 2014 - 4 refugees from Afghanistan and Iran were resettled to France. In addition, 2 families arrived in Lyon, including a single Rwandan mother and her 3 children who were resettled from Congo Brazzaville and a Somali mother and her 2 children who were resettled from Kenya. Both families have been accommodated in a transit centre until their apartment is ready.
  • LUXEMBOURG, April 2014 - The 28 refugees, comprising 4 families, arrived in Luxembourg on the 16th of April. For more information, click here.
  • FRANCE, March 2014 - 13 Afghan refugees were resettled from Russia and Belarus.
  • GERMANY, March 2014 - The 9th and 10th group of Syrian refugees accepted under the Humanitarian Admission Programme (HAP) arrived comprising of a total of 519 individuals.
  • AUSTRIA, March 2014 - 82 refugees arrived in Vienna under the Humanitarian Admission programme for Syrian refugees, 45 from Beirut and 37 from Amman.  
  • FRANCE, February 2014 - A Rwandan woman and her 2 children, who had been living in the Republic of Congo since 1997, were resettled to Lyon this month. Also, a Nepalese man who had been living in Hong Kong since 2004 was resettled to Lyon; he is staying at a reception centre for refugees until an apartment can be found for him. A further 3 refugees of Russian, Congolese and Chadian nationality were resettled to Paris.
  • AUSTRIA, February 2014 - 25 refugees arrived in Vienna under the Humanitarian Admission programme for Syrian refugees. 20 from Beirut, 1 from Istanbul and 4 from Amman.  
  • THE NETHERLANDS, February 2014 - 15 refugees of Congolese, Myanmarese and Iraqi nationality were resettled to the Netherlands. 
  • GERMANY, February 2014 - The 8th group of Syrian refugees accepted under the Humanitarian Admission Programme (HAP) arrived comprising of 245 individuals, including 6 medical cases.
  • FRANCE, January 2014 - 6 refugees from Ethiopia and Afghanistan were resettled to Paris.
  • FINLAND, January 2014  - 66 refugees were resettled from Iran, Turkey, Israel, Rwanda, Lebanon and Yemen. The receiving municipalities included Lahti, Oulu, Espoo, Helsinki, Provoo, Kokkola, Vaasa, Pirkkala, Mikkeli, Kuopio.
  • THE NETHERLANDS, January 2014 - 13 refugees of Congolese and Iraqi nationality were resettled to the Netherlands. The Congolese family were reunified with family members who resettled to the Netherlands on a previous caseload.  
  • GERMANY, January 2014  - The 7th group of Syrian refugees accepted under the Humanitarian Admission Programme (HAP) have arrived, comprising of 290 individuals. They will be staying two weeks at one of two reception centres (Friedland and Bramsche).
  • GERMANY, January 2014  - 174 refugees arrived in Germany. This is the 6th group of Syrian refugees to arrive under the Humanitarian Admission Programme (HAP).
  • UNITED KINGDOM, January 2014 - 2 groups totalling 50 persons arrived in the UK. They included Congolese refugees from Burundi and Iraqis refugees from Jordan.
  • AUSTRIA, January 2014 - 24 Syrian refugees arrived from Lebanon to Vienna, Austria under the Humanitarian Admission programme
  • AUSTRIA, December 2013 - 59 refugees arrived in Vienna, Austria under the Humanitarian Admission programme for Syrian refugees. 58 Syrian refugees came from Lebanon and 1 from Turkey.
  • FRANCE (Lyon), 2013 -  37 refugees, including 15 children, were resettled to Lyon, France in 2013. Nationalities included Afghan, Ethiopian, Russian, Eritrean, Syrian, Burundian, Guinean, Pakistani, Sudanese. 5 of the 12 families who were resettled were received directly into private housing with the support of Forum Réfugiés-Cosi, whereas 7 families were first received in collective accommodation while the final preparations in their apartments were being completed.
  • FINLAND, December 2013 - 11 refugees were resettled to Finland from Iran.
  • GERMANY, December 2013 - The second caseload of the German resettlement quota for 2013 left Turkey and arrived in Hannover on 10th December. It comprises 192 individuals from Iraq, Iran and Syria, most of whom are families with children. A large part of this group will spend two weeks in two reception centres in Lower Saxony where the refugees will receive a basic language course prior to moving to the federal states. Read more.
  • GERMANY, December 2013 - the 5th group of Syrian refugees accepted under the Humanitarian Admission Programme (HAP) has arrived, comprising of 160 individuals. This is the last HAP group that will arrive in 2013; arrivals will resume in January 2014.
  • UNITED KINGDOM, December 2013 - 3 groups totalling 73 refugees arrived in the UK. They included Congolese from Burundi and Sudanese from Egypt.
  • FINLAND, November 2013 - 28 refugees were resettled to Finland including from Iran (20), Yemen (2) and Turkey (6).
  • THE NETHERLANDS, November 2013 - 6 refugees were resettled to the Netherlands. A Syrian man from Lebanon, a Sudanese family from Syria (via the ETC) and a Senegalese man from Morocco.
  • BELGIUM, November 2013 - 51 Congolese refugees arrived in Belgium from two refugee camps located in the Muyinga region (North-East Burundi): the Gasorwe and Musasa camps. The group consisted of 11 families. Read more. You can also read about the experience of Méthode Belanwa, his wife Christine and their 4 children who were resettled as part of this group by clicking here.
  • GERMANY, November 2013 – 267 Syrian refugees arrived in Germany. The refugees will be hosted for two weeks in one of the two reception centres (Bramsche and Friedland) where they will receive a five-day cultural orientation and language course before moving on to their future homes in the different Federal States. This is the fourth group of refugees to arrive under the Humanitarian Admission Programme.
  • UNITED KINGDOM, November 2013 - 3 groups totalling 57 refugees arrived in the UK. They included Iraqis from Syria and Sudanese from Egypt.
  • UNITED KINGDOM, October 2013 - 3 groups totalling 84 refugees arrived in the UK. They included Iraqis from Syria and Sudanese from Egypt.
  • FINLAND, October 2013 - 104 refugees were resettled to Finland including from Rwanda, Iran and Kenya.
  • GERMANY, October 2013 - 175 Syrian refugees, 100 of whom are under the age of 18, arrived at Kassel-Calden airport. This is the third group of refugees to arrive under the Humanitarian Admission Programme. Read more...
  • GERMANY, October 2013  - 106 Syrian refugees arrived in Hanover and will spend 2 weeks at the Friedland reception centre before moving to the different municipalities. They are the second group of refugees to arrive under the Humanitarian Admission Programme, and include almost exclusively families with children. 57 of the 106 refugees are younger than 18 years. Read more... For the photo story, click here
  • BELGIUM, October 2013  -  A Congolese family (part of the caseload of 20 vulnerable refugees expected to be resettled in 2013 to Belgium) arrived in Belgium from Zambia and were greeted at the airport by Fedasil and Convivial. They will spend 6 weeks in a reception centre and will move into independent housing with the support of Convivial during their integration process.
  • THE NETHERLANDS, October 2013 – An Iraqi man arrived from Lebanon under the Dutch emergency resettlement quota.
  • THE NETHERLANDS, October 2013 - A group of 40 Congolese refugees arrived from Uganda to the Netherlands. One of the boys in the group has been filmed for the Film ‘Nieuw’ (New), which will be released in 2014.
  • AUSTRIA, October 2013 - Austria has also offered 500 humanitarian admission places for Syrian refugees, with the first arrivals (4) received on 1 October 2013. Read more...
  • GERMANY, September 2013 – 107 Syrian refugees were welcomed at Hanover airport by German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich. They are the first refugees to arrive under the Humanitarian Admission Programme established by Germany in response to the Syria crisis. In total, some 5,000 Syrian refugees will be granted a 2-year temporary status, with the possibility of extension. Read more.... For the photo story, click here
  • DENMARK, Autumn 2013 - Approximately 125 refugees arrived from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
  • GERMANY, July 2013 – A group of 99 Iraqi refugees left Turkey on 16 July 2013 and arrived in Hannover as part of Germany’s resettlement programme. The refugees will spend two weeks in a reception centre where they will receive cultural orientation prior to moving to the various Federal States. Read more...
  • BELGIUM, July 2013 – Two Congolese families (of the expected 20 vulnerable refugees to be resettled this year) arrived in Belgium from Tanzania and were greeted at the airport by Fedasil and Convivial. They will spend 6 weeks in a reception centre and will move into independent housing with the support of Convivial during their integration process. Read more...
  • BELGIUM, June 2013 – A first group of 31 Burundian refugees arrived in Belgium from Kigoma, Tanzania. The group consisted of a family of 9, a family of 6, and 3 families of 5, as well as a single man. Read more here: www.hervestiging.be
  • DENMARK, Spring 2013 - Approximately 130 Colombian refugees arrived and were received in the following municipalities:  Hjørring, Frederikshavn, Brønderslev, Mariagerfjord, Vesthimmerland, Skive, Randers, Skanderborg,Ringkøbing-Skjern, Varde, Esbjerg, Rebild, Aarhus, Vordingborg.
  • DENMARK, Winter 2012/2013 - Approximately 130 Burmese refugees were received by the following municipalities: Egedal, Bornholm, Nyborg, Faaborg-Midtfyn, Billund, Esbjerg, Fanø, varde, Vejen, Brønderslev, Frederikshavn, Hjørring, Rebild.