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Palestinian Refugees Launch Cry for Help from Greece’s Kastoria Island

Published : 22-09-2019

Palestinian Refugees Launch Cry for Help from Greece’s Kastoria Island

Dozens of Palestine refugees who fled the relentless Syrian warfare to the remote northwestern Greek island of Kastoria said their children have failed to set foot in local schools and to be admitted in local hospitals for treatment.

Taking refuge in faraway shelters funded by the International Organization of Migration (IOF) on Kastoria Island, some 70 Palestinian migrants have to walk for milies everyday to reach the city center. Kastoria is a small and quiet island in northern Greece, built on a peninsula on Lake Orestiada at about 700 meters above sea level and at a distance of 24 kilometers from Albanian borders.

Tens of thousands of Palestinian and Syrian refugees have flooded across the Mediterranean and into Greece over the past few years, counting on being relocated elsewhere in Europe as part of an E.U. plan to redistribute the asylum seekers to lighten the burden on the countries at the front lines of Europe’s migrant crisis.

AGPS has kept record of the death of dozens of refugees onboard Greece-bound ships. Several others have been rounded up by Turkish coast guards.

Activists estimate that around 4,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria are taking cover in such Greek islands as Lesbos, Mytilene, Chios, Leros, and Kos, among other areas in Greece.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9124

Dozens of Palestine refugees who fled the relentless Syrian warfare to the remote northwestern Greek island of Kastoria said their children have failed to set foot in local schools and to be admitted in local hospitals for treatment.

Taking refuge in faraway shelters funded by the International Organization of Migration (IOF) on Kastoria Island, some 70 Palestinian migrants have to walk for milies everyday to reach the city center. Kastoria is a small and quiet island in northern Greece, built on a peninsula on Lake Orestiada at about 700 meters above sea level and at a distance of 24 kilometers from Albanian borders.

Tens of thousands of Palestinian and Syrian refugees have flooded across the Mediterranean and into Greece over the past few years, counting on being relocated elsewhere in Europe as part of an E.U. plan to redistribute the asylum seekers to lighten the burden on the countries at the front lines of Europe’s migrant crisis.

AGPS has kept record of the death of dozens of refugees onboard Greece-bound ships. Several others have been rounded up by Turkish coast guards.

Activists estimate that around 4,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria are taking cover in such Greek islands as Lesbos, Mytilene, Chios, Leros, and Kos, among other areas in Greece.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9124