Bahai News - Brazil takes in threatened Iran families
Brazil takes in threatened Iran families
Brazil has agreed to take in 30 families facing religious persecution in
their native Iran.
National Justice Secretary Elizabeth Sussekind said that the resettlement
was part of an agreement with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
The families belong to the Bahai faith, which is not accepted in Iran.
The UN will cover the costs of the refugees' relocation and their living
expenses over the course of one year. Brazil will provide them education
and housing and help them find work.
Last updated: 02:29 Wednesday 17th January 2001
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