Agencies (Qasioun) - Belgium is to take on more than 1,000 Syrian refugees that are currently staying in refugees camps in countries that surround Syria.
The refugees will be selected, thoroughly screened and prepared for their new life in Belgium.
The Federal Secretary of State responsible for asylum and migration Theo Francken (Flemish Nationalist) is in Lebanon this week. Around 300 refugees currently staying in refugee camps in Lebanon will be brought to Belgium.
Millions of Syrians had fled the war in their country. Most of those that have left Syria are currently residing in refugee camps in neighbouring countries such as Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan.