A meeting of community organisations has established the Dumfries and Galloway Refugee Project Team.
This will involve a broad range of organisations and agencies, all of which will contribute to the resettlement of refugee families.
Dumfries & Galloway Council Leader Ronnie Nicholson has said he expects Dumfries & Galloway to receive up to 20 families:
The groups will be involved in support across a wide range of services, including housing, health, community and language.
Dumfries & Galloway council says that financial support from the Home Office would cover the direct costs of hosting the families here.
In conclusion, Council leader Ronnie Nicholson said: