Government agrees to relocation of Christian families from Iraq


The Czech government on Monday agreed to the relocation of 37 Christian families from Iraq to the Czech Republic, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka announced, adding that a total of 153 refugees who have fled Islamic State will arrive from Kurdistan and Lebanon in three groups in the winter. The Generation 21 Foundation, which initiated plan, will finance most of the relocation project that is to take place under the patronage of church institutions. The government agreed to the proposal that the Interior Ministry would finance the relocation if the Generation 21 Foundation were unable to fulfil its promise. The costs may reach 32.5 million crowns at the most, which would be additionally given to the ministry.