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First direct flight from Lesbos to Germany carrying 116 refugees

116 recognized refugees, including 26 families with children, departed from Lesvos airport, on a charter flight to Hannover, Germany. These refugees come from Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq.  

This is the first direct flight from an Aegean island to an EU country, under the relocation program, which is implemented by the Ministry of Immigration and Asylum, in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration IOM Greece, funded by the European European Commission. 


The Minister for Migration and Asylum,    


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