Fitzgerald and Zappone to meet with refugees in Greece today

Minister Zappone has confirmed Ireland will resettle 130 people over the coming weeks

Fitzgerald and Zappone to meet with refugees in Greece today

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Two members of the Cabinet are to meet with refugees today as they continue their visit to Greece.

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald and Childrens' Minister Katherine Zappone are in the country to see the impact of the migration crisis first hand.

They are there with senior officials from the Departments of Justice and Children - including the director of the Irish Refugee Protection Programme, the Refugee Applications Commissioner and a child care specialist.

The two ministers will also meet with their Greek counterparts.

Yesterday, Minister Zappone confirmed that 130 refugees from Greece will be arriving in Ireland before Christmas.

She also outlined what is on their agenda for today.

"We're both looking forward to going to an assessment where we'll meet a number of children - some unaccompanied minors - all of whom hope to be resettled somewhere. And perhaps Ireland will be the place."

She added that they will also be meeting with NGOs and UN groups, including UNICEF and the refugee agency UNHCR.