Twenty Iraqi orphans to spend summer in Spain

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11 July 2007, MADRID - Twenty orphaned youngsters from Iraqi Kurdistan arrived in Spain, where they will spend their summer vacation under a program organized by Infancia Solidaria, a non-governmental organization devoted to children's issues.

11 July 2007

MADRID - Twenty orphaned youngsters from Iraqi Kurdistan arrived in Spain, where they will spend their summer vacation under a program organized by Infancia Solidaria, a non-governmental organization devoted to children's issues.

The children were greeted with applause by dozens of members of their host families and officials of the NGO at Madrid's Barajas airport.

Infancia Solidaria head Ignacio Diaz said the children's trip was organized under the group's "Children of Only One World" program for summer vacations.

The group worked with the Spanish Embassy in Baghdad to organize the vacations for the 11 girls and nine boys, Diaz said, thanking the diplomats and the host families.

Of the 20 children, eight will spend the summer with families in Madrid and the rest will go to other parts of Spain.

The children, who range in age from 7 to 13, live in orphanages in the three provinces under the control of Iraq's Kurdish regional government.

The kids, who will remain in Spain until early September, will enjoy a vacation thanks to the "generosity of Spanish families who welcomed them in an unselfish way," Diaz said.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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