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Luxembourg to take in 50 refugees by Wednesday
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Luxembourg to take in 50 refugees by Wednesday

07.09.2015 From our online archive
Luxembourg has announced that it will host 50 new refugees, currently still in Germany but they will not be arriving in the Grand Duchy until Wednesday, according to Family Minister Corinne Cahen.

Luxembourg has announced that it will host 50 new refugees, currently still in Germany but they will not be arriving in the Grand Duchy until Wednesday, according to Family Minister Corinne Cahen. This is on top of the country's refugee commitment already in place.

Originally on Saturday via Facebook and Twitter, Cahen announced that Luxembourg would take in '50 refugees within 48 hours'.

However she altered her statement on Sunday saying that this will not happen until Wednesday as they are currently located in Munich and the joint operation with Germany still requires a few days to be completed.

Thousands of refugees that were waiting in Hungary, crossed the border into Austria and Germany at the weekend, a crisis that will "last" and the world must "pay more attention", warned international officials.

For its part, Luxembourg has agreed that it will host 50 refugees by the weekend. "We are facing a dramatic event. The crisis is here to stay," said the chief diplomat of the European Union, Federica Mogherini, after an EU foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg.

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