Category: News

Meeting with Commissioner Ms Ylva Johansson
Post

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
Post

“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...

Zahra on the Women’s Day
Post

Zahra on the Women’s Day

  My thoughts on the International Women’s Day As a child i suffered a lot from a young age and i did not live a childhood like all the other children did. But i learned to be strong and tough and realistic, through the daily life. I learned how important is to smile despite the...

Refugees still remain people with rights
Post

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
Post

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,...

Greek Forum of Refugees enters a new era!
Post

Greek Forum of Refugees enters a new era!

Mr Muhammadi officially announced his resignation from the Presidency of the Board The Greek Forum of Refugees turns the page into a new chapter, as it completes ten years since its foundation. Last Friday, 14 February at the annual New Year’s cake event which took place at the association’s office, mr Yonous Muhammadi officially announced...

Cooperation and Dialogue the only solution to polarization
Post

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
Post

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
Post

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
Post

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...