IOM Welcomes Flight with Syrian Refugees from Lebanon in Berlin

Refugees arriving under the Berlin humanitarian admission programme. Photo: IOM/2022

Berlin - Today, 22 June 2022, one hundred and eight (108) people arrived in Berlin as part of Berlin’s humanitarian admission programme.

IOM Germany received the refugees on arrival at the Berlin Brandenburg Airport, and accompanied them to their accommodations. All are originally from Syria and had been living under difficult conditions in Lebanon.

The refugees admitted by the State of Berlin are mainly families and particularly vulnerable persons, including women and children.

The humanitarian admission programme of the State of Berlin is committed to providing 500 places over five years for particularly vulnerable, recognized refugees currently living in Lebanon, in dire need of protection and a durable solution.

IOM supports the State of Berlin with several activities within the framework of the humanitarian admission programme. This includes amongst other pre-migration health assessments, facilitation of visa processing, and the provision of pre-departure orientation trainings preparing refugees for navigating everyday life in Germany.

"We are grateful for the strong engagement and close cooperation with the Berlin Senate. With the growing needs for durable solutions for refugees, the Berlin programme is an essential and valued protection mechanism," says Jean-Philippe Chauzy, Chief of Mission at IOM Germany.

It was the second admission under the Berlin humanitarian admission programme. In December 2021, a first charter flight with a group of 95 refugees had arrived in Berlin with IOM’s support under the same programme. Read more about the experiences and the new life in Germany of one of the families here.

For more information, please contact Sabine Lehmann at IOM Germany, Email:, Tel: +493027877817

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