First 19 refugees leave Italy as part of EU redistribution plan

First group to be transferred as part of EU redistribution plan

(ANSA) - Ciampino Airport, October 9 - The first group of asylum seekers to be transferred from Italy as part of the European Commission's redistribution plan departed on Friday, when a finance police aeroplane carrying 19 Eritrean refugees took off from Rome's Ciampino Airport heading for Sweden. The group, which included five women, arrived on the southern Italian island of Lampedusa a few days ago.
   

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