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reception centre

(in Britain) n
1. (Social Welfare) a place to which distressed people, such as vagrants, addicts, victims of a disaster, refugees, etc, go pending more permanent arrangements
2. (Social Welfare) a local-authority home where children are looked after in a family crisis or where long-term placement is arranged for a child whose family cannot provide a home
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reception centre

n (Brit) → centro di raccolta
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BEIRUT: Work began Friday on a reception center for newly arrived refugees on the Lebanese side of the Masn border crossing in the Bek Valley.
Madinah, Dhu-AlHijjah 24, 1432, Nov 20, 2011, SPA -- The National Pilgrims' Guides Establishment in Madinah continues to receive pilgrims through all the facilities of the Establishment consisting of three reception centers, eighteen field service offices, four centers to guide lost pilgrims, and ten support offices.
The Mayfa'a Refugee Reception Center is located in an isolated semi-arid area in Lahj governorate (approximately 100 miles west of Yemen's commercial capital, Aden) with harsh climactic conditions.
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JEDDAH: Prince Abdullah bin Bandar, deputy governor of Makkah, officially opened the welcome and reception center for pilgrims in Al-Nawariyah on the Makkah-Madinah highway on Tuesday.
In the EU, the idea of setting up migrant reception centers in Macedonia and Albania in exchange for which they would be set a date for opening membership negotiations, which has been called into question in the light of the French and Dutch objections, is being given serious consideration.

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