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Ireland to welcome Syrian refugees

Eleven Syrian refugee families, a total of 51 people, will be the first to arrive in Northern Ireland and will stay in the temporary accommodation before being housed in areas of north, south and west Belfast. The refugees are due to arrive by air tomorrow with the UK ready to accept 20,000 refugees in the next five years.

Ireland to welcome Syrian refugees
Denise Wright, a co-ordinator for the Northern Ireland Refugee and Asylum Forum holds a 'We Welcome You' sign as she helps ready a welcoming room for Syrian refugees at an undisclosed location on December 14, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Eleven Syrian refugee families, a total of 51 people, will be the first to arrive in the province and will stay in the temporary accommodation before being housed in areas of north, south and west Belfast. The refugees are due to arrive by air tomorrow with the UK ready to accept 20,000 refugees in the next five years as well. (Getty Images)
Ireland to welcome Syrian refugees
Sleeping quarters await the arrival of Syrian refugees at an undisclosed location on December 14, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Eleven Syrian refugee families, a total of 51 people, will be the first to arrive in the province and will stay in the temporary accommodation before being housed in areas of north, south and west Belfast. The location of their housing is not being disclosed or identified for fear of any possible racial attacks. The refugees are due to arrive by air tomorrow with the UK ready to accept 20,000 refugees in the next five years as well. (Getty Images)
Ireland to welcome Syrian refugees
A Christmas tree awaits the arrival of Syrian refugees at an undisclosed location on December 14, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Eleven Syrian refugee families, a total of 51 people, will be the first to arrive in the province and will stay in the temporary accommodation before being housed in areas of north, south and west Belfast. The location of their housing is not being disclosed or identified for fear of any possible racial attacks. The refugees are due to arrive by air tomorrow with the UK ready to accept 20,000 refugees in the next five years as well. (Getty Images)
Ireland to welcome Syrian refugees
Sleeping quarters await the arrival of Syrian refugees at an undisclosed location on December 14, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Eleven Syrian refugee families, a total of 51 people, will be the first to arrive in the province and will stay in the temporary accommodation before being housed in areas of north, south and west Belfast. The location of their housing is not being disclosed or identified for fear of any possible racial attacks. The refugees are due to arrive by air tomorrow with the UK ready to accept 20,000 refugees in the next five years as well. (Getty Images)
Ireland to welcome Syrian refugees
Welcoming cards and posters made by local children await Syrian refugees at an undisclosed location on December 14, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Eleven Syrian refugee families, a total of 51 people, will be the first to arrive in the province and will stay in the temporary accommodation before being housed in areas of north, south and west Belfast. The refugees are due to arrive by air tomorrow with the UK ready to accept 20,000 refugees in the next five years as well. (Getty Images)
Ireland to welcome Syrian refugees
Welcoming cards and posters made by local children await Syrian refugees at an undisclosed location on December 14, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Eleven Syrian refugee families, a total of 51 people, will be the first to arrive in the province and will stay in the temporary accommodation before being housed in areas of north, south and west Belfast. The refugees are due to arrive by air tomorrow with the UK ready to accept 20,000 refugees in the next five years as well. (Getty Images)
Ireland to welcome Syrian refugees
Emergency supplies and welcoming packs await Syrian refugees at an undisclosed location on December 14, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Eleven Syrian refugee families, a total of 51 people, will be the first to arrive in the province and will stay in the temporary accommodation before being housed in areas of north, south and west Belfast. The refugees are due to arrive by air tomorrow with the UK ready to accept 20,000 refugees in the next five years as well. (Getty Images)