The Jerusalem Post :”JEWISH AND MUSLIM AID GROUPS JOIN FORCES TO HELP REFUGEES IN GREECE”

A Syrian refugee boy stands in front of his family tent at a makeshift camp for refugees and migrants next to the Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece (REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis. (photo credit: ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS / REUTERS)

The following is an excerpt from an article posted in The Jerusalem Post in Jan 2018:

“ Global Jewish nonprofit organization HIAS and Muslim humanitarian aid NGO Islamic Relief USA announced on Wednesday that they have formed a partnership to expand legal services for the most vulnerable refugee populations in Athens and Lesbos.

“In 2015, Greece emerged as the most visible focal point of the largest global refugee crisis since World War II,” the groups said in a press release.

More than a million migrants from Syria, Iraq and other countries in crisis passed through Greece in 2015 and 2016, with some 60,000 refugees having stayed there. In 2017, nearly 3,000 migrants arrived in Greece each month, according to the groups.

“Islamic Relief USA is honored to be partnering with such an esteemed and effective organization like HIAS to protect refugees who are in great need of assistance,” said IRUSA president Anwar Khan. “Our shared values have always been to help some of the most vulnerable populations around the world. With recent incidents of people not gaining access to essential services, and many them having their rights violated, we will work to put a stop to these disturbing trends and promote the legal rights of all refugees.”

The partnership will ensure that vulnerable migrants in Greece benefit from legal assistance, strategic litigation, and advocacy to advance refugee rights.           ”

 

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