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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...

Long term strategy and productive cooperation: the key to refugees’ integration
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Long term strategy and productive cooperation: the key to refugees’ integration

Moment from the Press Conference European and Greek stakeholders examined the integration of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in light of the ongoing negotiations for the next Multiannual Financial Framework 2021 – 2027.  Athens, 28 February 2020  The conference “Securing EU Funding for Integration for the programming period 2021 – 2027” that took place, yesterday,...

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...

For the International Holocaust Remembrance Day
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For the International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The 27th of January has been established by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The date is related to the liberation of Auschwitz Birkenau concentration and death camp by the “Red Army”, on January 27. The “Holocaust” was the systematic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by...

ERMES’ announcement
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ERMES’ announcement

The ERMES (Effective & Respective MEntal Health Support) team would like to warmly thank all of the participants that attended the program’s trainings that started last December. In particular, we would like to thank everyone who took part in the Greek sessions started in December, and everyone who took part in the English sessions this...

Greek Forum of Refugees on the first woman President of the Greek Republic
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Greek Forum of Refugees on the first woman President of the Greek Republic

Mrs Aikaterini Sakellaropoulou, with 261 votes, was elected as the new President of the Greek Republic and she will be the first woman ever to be elected in the position. Mrs Sakellaropoulou will be the 13th President, 8th after the restoration of the Greek Republic in 1974, and succeeds Mr Prokopis Pavlopoulos in the highest...