The people were met by representatives of a Refugee Center who arranged temporary accommodation for them. Later on, the resettled persons will be provided allowances to cover settlement costs and basic needs, and, assistance will be provided regarding children's education, learning Lithuanian, finding employment, etc.

A total of 118 people have already been resettled from crisis-hit Venezuela.

"They have already settled in various Lithuanian cities, are working, studying and successfully integrating into the society," the report says, adding that around 40 more people are still waiting to move to Lithuania.

People's departure from Venezuela is hampered by problems due to invalid travel documents, health problems, Venezuelan bureaucratic obstacles and the existing movement restrictions in the country, the Foreign Ministry said.

The resettlement program for persons of Lithuanian descent and their family members from crisis-hit Venezuela has been running since September, 2019.

The Lithuanian community in Venezuela consists of around 400 people of Lithuanian descent. Some 1,000 Lithuanian citizens of people of Lithuanian descent are estimated to live in Venezuela.

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