Uruguay expects to receive in September the first 40 Syrian refugees , from a total of 120 who would arrive to the South American country due to the proposal of President Jose Mujica to host Syrian refugee children.
To address the issue, the National Director of Human Rights, Javier Miranda, has traveled to Geneva to discuss the issue with the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees).
In order to address this issue in a quick way, it has been formed a committee led by the Uruguayan Foreign Minister Luis Almagro, and in this way, about 40 Syrians would arrive to the country in September or October, indicated the Secretary of the Presidency, Homero Guerrero.
He added that, in principle, it is agreed that about 120 Syrians arrive. As reported by the authorities, children in vulnerable situations, accompanied by an adult family member will arrive to Uruguay.