Nine Eritrean refugees arrived in Lithuania this week under the EU's resettlement program, the Migration Department said on Thursday.
Refugees from Eritrea
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According to it, the migrants came from refugee camps in Italy.

"Nine Eritrean citizens were relocated from Italy to Lithuania on May 23," the department said in a press release.

This brings to 309 the total number of refugees relocated to Lithuania from Italy, Greece and Turkey.

Lithuania almost two years ago pledged to take in a total of 1,105 refugees from such countries as Syria, Iraq or Eritrea under the EU program.

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