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Czech Republic To Take 152 Iraqi Christian Refugees In


Iraqi Christian refugees

152 Iraqi Christian refugees, likely to find refuge in Czech Republic.

As reported by, Praguepost, the Generace 21 foundation is endeavouring to move 152 Christian refugees from Iraq to the Czech Republic. The list of these 152 Christians was handed to the Government Office, while only approval of Czech authorities, is required to carry out the rescue process.

Earlier, this year foundation’s head Jan Talafant talked to Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka about the intended plan to move Iraqi refugees to Czech Republic. The foundation will be covering the costs of the travel and other expenses of the Iraqi Christian refugees to the Czech Republic.

The foundation aims to bring more persecuted Christians from Iraq to Czech Republic if this initial transfer of 152 Christians in successful. Jan Dezort, one of the organizers of the project, said, “The list includes families who lost their homes and husbands who lost their jobs, and family members were killed in some cases.”

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One of the refugees expected to fly to Czech Republic is Rania who lives in a refugee camp with her three children and whose husband, was killed by a bomb planted by Islamic State.

Most of these Christian refugees, who are to transferred to Czech Republic, include entire families or surviving widows with children. Majority of them are young who can study and work in the Czech Republic, most of the refugee men are university graduates or have higher education.

Dan Drapal, another organiser of the project said, “These people have no future (in their homeland) and they can never get out of there. We will either get them out of the hell or they will die.”