Just over 150 refugees, mostly families, who arrived in Malta during the conflict in Libya will be relocated to Germany next week.

Germany would be taking 43 men, 73 women and 36 children from Somalia, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Sudan and relocate them in various parts of the country, the German Embassy said. Many of the refugees already have family ties in Germany and, over the past months, they participated in cultural orientation courses about life there.

They were also taught basic German to facilitate their integration and were given warm winter clothes, donated by the German community.

The refugees will leave Malta on Tuesday morning.

About 300 refugees were relocated to Germany in the last years.

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