Chile welcomes more than 60 Syrian refugees

By REUTERS
October 12, 2017 19:08




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SANTIAGO - Chilean President Michelle Bachelet welcomed more than 60 Syrian refugees to the country's capital of Santiago on Thursday, as Chile joined other Latin American nations in offering safe harbor to families fleeing Syria's civil war.



At a ceremony at the country's airport in Santiago, Bachelet greeted 14 newly arrived Syrian families, who will be resettled in furnished homes with social benefits, including monthly stipends, schooling, healthcare and language classes.



"We know you have struggled and what we hope is that, in our country, you will find a place to rebuild your lives," Bachelet said.


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