Monday, 02. March 2015
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An extra 1000 Syrian refugees will be allowed into Austria on top of the original quota of 500, Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner has said.
The Ministry has made the move to increase the quota after it became clear that the number of asylum applications was much higher that had been expected, according to the Mikl-Leitner, who also said that she hopes the new refugees can arrive in Austria as soon as possible.
The UN body for refugees, the UNHCR, is responsible for managing when exactly the refugees from Syria will arrive. Since the civil conflict began in the country in 2011, around 2.6 million people have fled Syria and 6.5 million are IDPs (internally displaced persons).
The number of people to have left the country by the end of 2014 is expected to be around 4 million as the situation becomes increasingly violent. Austria has so far accepted 300 Syrian refugees.
The Interior Minister said that women and children, who make up about 75% of the refugees who have fled so far, will receive priority treatment in the new wave of refugees applicants to be authorised in Austria.
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