Category: Rights Protection

Protect the most vulnerable to ensure protection for everyone!
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Protect the most vulnerable to ensure protection for everyone!

”Restore legality to protect refugees and the society at large amidst the pandemic” To The President of Greece, Katerina Sakellaropoulou The President of the Hellenic Parliament, Constantine An. Tassoulas The Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis The President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli The President of the European Council, Charles Michel The President of...

EU – Turkey Deal: The anniversary of a failed policy
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EU – Turkey Deal: The anniversary of a failed policy

Photo: Yannis Behrakis / Reuters, August 2015 The Self – Advocacy Team of the Greek Forum of Refugees have on several occasions remarked on the flaws of the EU – Turkey deal and have foreseen most of the outcomes. This agreement is another addition on a list of failed policies that are endangering people and...

The fire in the Moria camp will not spread. Stay calm.
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The fire in the Moria camp will not spread. Stay calm.

A 6 year- old child died in Moria camp yesterday. The fire that broke out will not spread outside the camp. You can remain calm. We can only express our great concern and wondering when the Greek government, while taking drastic measures to avoid overcrowding in public places, has taken no action to avoid the...

The Greek Forum of Refugees honored the International Women’s Day
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The Greek Forum of Refugees honored the International Women’s Day

Ms Reine Linda Nyongo opens the International Women’s Day event The Greek Forum of Refugees organized an event for the International Women’s Day; an event dedicated on the inclusion and empowerment of refugee, migrant and local women in the Greek society. On Sunday the 8th of March, the Greek Forum of Refugees celebrated the International...

Meeting with Commissioner Ms Ylva Johansson
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Meeting with Commissioner Ms Ylva Johansson

Today the 12th of March, the Greek Forum of Refugees attended the meeting with the European Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs, Mr Ilva Johansson. Our association was represented by the President of the Board of Directors, Mr. Jean  Didier Toto Tom-Ata. The meeting was materialized under the prism of a constructive conversation between the...

“Protect our laws and humanity” – An open letter signed by 120 organizations
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“Protect our laws and humanity” – An open letter signed by 120 organizations

Photo: Daphne Tolis The Greek Forum of Refugees signs an open letter, among with 120 organizations, which expresses our deepest concerns over the latest incidents. Read the open letter below. To: Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, Kyriakos Mitsotakis President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli President of the European Council, Charles Michel President of...

Refugees still remain people with rights
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Refugees still remain people with rights

  We, as the Greek Forum of Refugees, want to express our deep concern regarding the situation handling at the Greek borders since the latest turn of events that begun on the 27th of February. We strongly urge all parties involved to prioritize the safety of refugees and all civilians in line with the Universal...

Cooperation and Dialogue the only solution to polarization
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Cooperation and Dialogue the only solution to polarization

The situation in the islands of the northeast Aegean, and especially in Lesvos, is extremely worrying and the events of the past few days intensify our concern. The overcrowding in the camp of Moria, and not only there, in combination with the unbearable living conditions refugees and migrants suffer daily, have caused grave conditions of...

The Greek Forum of Refugees on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
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The Greek Forum of Refugees on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

According to a joint statement by the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and the United Nations (UN), the term “female genital mutilation” (also called “female genital cutting” and “female genital mutilation/cutting”) refers to all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical...