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A new digital platform designed to link Syrian refugees with potential employers worldwide was launched, according to the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), helping refugees overcome barriers such as language and lack of connections in local job markets.
The platforms allow employers worldwide to advertise jobs to target Syrian refugees who can register with the platform with their resumes, and cover letter. The platforms users can also apply to jobs worldwide and compete in the recruitment process.
On April 4, 2016 the deportations under the EU-Turkey agreement began, with 386 people returned from Greece to Turkey over the course of the month. Pakistanis, Afghans, Sri-Lankans, Moroccans, and Bangladeshis were reportedly among those who were deported. Additionally, 135 Syrians were resettled from Turkey to European countries in April.
February 2016 was marked by a 15.3% decline in arrivals by sea to Greece (in comparison to January 2016 arrivals). The percentage of Syrians in this group, however, has risen to 52%, a 7% increase from January 2016.