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Marists of Uruguay reach out to the children of Syria

28/06/2014: Uruguay

Two months ago, the president of Uruguay, José Mujica, called on his countrymen to help some of the thousands of abandoned children in the refugee camps around Syria. In September, the first 40 Syrian refugees will arrive in the country. And they will be accommodated in the St Joseph retreat house of the Marist Brothers, located 16 kilometres from Camino Maldonado.

Most of the children are at present in the refugee camps in Jordan and Lebanon run by the United Nations. They are from vulnerable families of different types: children accompanied by an adult cousin, a widow with sons, or grandmother with grandchildren, according to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luis Almagro.

Just as in Aleppo, the Marists of Uruguay are close to the children of Syria.

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