Relocation is a humane and concrete example of intra-European solidarity, that @Refugees actively supports. 927 vulnerable people, including children, have been relocated from?? in the last few months. It is crucial to continue such efforts through more predictable arrangements. https://t.co/uANa96exyf
The events in #Moria are a wake-up call of the long-standing need to address the precarious situation for thousands of asylum seekers on the Greek islands and to accelerate their safe and orderly transfer to more appropriate accommodation on mainland.
?A heartfelt act of solidarity
Refugees hosted in the flood-hit city of #Karditsa in central Greece are supporting municipality staff to restore damages at the local community center, while others give a helping hand to those who had their houses flooded. Cities #WithRefugees https://t.co/5LyLyoG0IK
UNHCR calls for long-term solutions for asylum seekers on the Greek Aegean islands, incl. continued safe and orderly transfers to the mainland and more EU-supported relocations https://t.co/8avy85ldGF via @FRANCE24
Update on #Moria fires: Efforts continue to shelter homeless asylum seekers. 5,000 are now in the new gov't-run site, which we help set up as emergency solution.
Yet, what may be deemed adequate during emergency, is not appropriate for the longer-term. https://t.co/klXmSNKpcy
Thousands of people who have lost their shelter in the fires in #Moria need urgent aid and a peaceful place to stay to continue their process and gradually move to the mainland. Relocation to Europe should also continue and expand.
We are here to support this. https://t.co/URGF6ECIB3
"We need to ensure peaceful, orderly assistance so that asylum seekers can move from Lesvos gradually. Fast and fair asylum processing is needed, but also discussion with local communities and authorities." Philippe Leclerc, UNHCR Representative in ?? speaking from Lesvos 2/2 https://t.co/Bd4iH3NXMX
"We are on Lesvos assisting the Greek authorities' emergency response for #Moria. We have helped set-up an emergency site with tents for up to 8,000 people by now. Asylum seekers should be able to continue their procedures here so that solutions are found fast" 1/2 https://t.co/LemJsoFC6w
Τo support efforts of ?? authorities in the aftermath of #Moria fires, @refugees has shipped to Lesvos over 6,000 dry food packages & emergency items to cover basic needs for up to 12,000 people.
Still, more support & long-term solutions are much needed. https://t.co/pMHGCwvezshttps://t.co/lF0oVEWvgm
With an estimated 11,000 asylum seekers without adequate shelter on Lesvos we are stepping - up support to respond to critical and immediate needs.
But real hope lies in long-term solutions & responsibility-sharing.
Read our latest update and call: https://t.co/pMHGCwvezshttps://t.co/7rijec5V5L