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Twelve refugee families to be resettled in Inishowen 15.02.17

TWELVE refugee families are to be housed in Buncrana and Carndonagh in May of this year under the Refugee Resettlement Programme.
Today's announcement follows ongoing engagement between the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration and Donegal County Council with a view to resettling 30 migrant families in the county by the end of 2018.
The programme offers protection to people who have "fled their country of origin and sought protection in another country". Services are then provided to the migrant families by mainstream public service providers in co-operation with national and local non-government organisations as well as the community and voluntary sector.
The council said in a statement today that the first group of twelve refugee families will arrive in late May and will be housed in Buncrana and Carndonagh.
"The Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration (OPMI) has been liaising with relevant public bodies to make arrangements for provision of relevant services to the new arrivals in an appropriate and timely manner and Donegal County Council has been engaging with the OPMI," the statement said.
"A local Resettlement Inter-Agency Steering Group, comprised of representatives from relevant public service providers that will oversee the local resettlement and integration programme within the county, has been established.
"The focus of the steering group will be to develop a co-ordinated and efficient programme to make the transition and integration as easy as possible.
"While the first group of twelve families are expected to arrive in the county in late May, it is not clear when the next group will be arriving but it is likely to be late 2017 or early in 2018. Decisions in relation to where they will be settled will be considered by the steering group as details of the circumstances and needs of the group become available."
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